Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2001
By Melanie, 10 May 2013
Judging for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show took place this past week, and during one of the more informal dinners, a bottle of Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2001, courtesy of Tom Carson, winemaker at top Australian winery Yabby Lake and one of this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show’s international judges.
Wendouree is in the Clare Valley, South Australia, famed for making long-lived reds off very old vines. The Shiraz Mataro 2001 was a stonker, both red and black fruit, huge intensity of flavour yet perfectly in proportion – rich and broad but not at all ungainly. Truly memorable.