Wendouree Shiraz 2004
Wendouree was established in 1893 by Alfred Percy Birks towards the northern end of the Clare Valley in South Australia and is one of the oldest operational wineries in Australia. Much of the original vineyard, winery and even some of the original winemaking equipment are still in service. The soils are red-brown chocolaty loams over limestone, allowing excellent drainage. The climate is essentially continental with hot summers and cool/cold winters.
More refined and intense than the '03, with great strength of line, and excellent balance; the breadth of fruit flavours is slightly finer and more supple than the '02, but not as intense. -
James Halliday Wine Companion, 2011