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Wendouree Shiraz 2009

A straight Shiraz from 1919 Eastern vineyard plantings and 1893 Central vineyard bush vines.

My off-site tasting companion, Fluffy Hair Adair, kindly dropped me off a full set of 2009 Wendouree reds for tasting. Very nice of him. Only spent a couple of hours tasting freshly opened bottles as I was anxious that he should take the wines full and quickly – even though I know he has a somewhat alarming penchant for oxidised wines. Anyway, I had to use my oracular skills to see through the haze of gum leaf and structure, to look at what might be.

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Tasted : Sep11
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $55
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2038+


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