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2004 Wendouree Cabernet Malbec

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$125. 00 Bottle
$1500.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Wendouree are a small Clare Valley vineyard which have vines up to 100 years old. These old vines are very low yielding resulting in super concentrated fruit. The wines are probably not as big as they use to be, opting for a bit more elegance, however, they do possess an exceptional depth of flavour.
Around 30% Malbec and comes from 1975 Central, 1920 Eastern, and 1989 Western vineyards.

Other Reviews....
Very much a polished, fragrant and slightly floral wine that has a violet-like edge on some very bright, precise and tarry blue fruits. There are also blueberries and blue plums, which meet with some attractive oak gloss and spices. The palate has a supple and gently muscular feel to it with a very even, focused and elegant style. Blue plums and cassis hold long, and there's some nicely balanced ripeness here. The tannins are glossy and snap into the finish. Power with grace. Balanced, deep and succulent. Drink 2022-2035+.
96 points
James Suckiling