shavez posted:Bytown Rick posted:shavez posted:
2009 Wendouree Shiraz Mataro
How was this? I have some earlier Wendourees that I have yet to try.
It was wonderful. Still young, which is no surprise for this producer, but it was drinking well after a couple of hours of air. In fact this was much more approachable than what I believe was a 1996 that I drank several years ago. Mostly red fruited nose with spice, pepper, and just enough eucalyptus to remind you of its origins. Medium+ bodied, with good fruit and a strong structure. While it drank well yesterday, it will undoubtedly continue to improve for a long time still. These are so rare outside of Australia, you are lucky to have a few!
Thanks. Rare beasts indeed. Looking forward to opening the first one .