Special moment – opening a Wendouree Malbec 2010

A rarity. Wendouree wines are difficult to get even in their home, Australia, but in Europe it’s basically impossible. I found a few available bottles in a UK online shop many years ago and I’m glad I ordered some, possibly I will never be able to get more. This was my last bottle.

The appeal here is not super complexity but charm and character. It tastes like real wine, honest, savoury and restrained, like an old school French red. A bit of funk,  cheesy in a good way, on top of developing tobacco, vegetal and spice notes. It starts to mellow, smooth on the palate, more than medium-bodied, dense but not forced. Almost as firmly tannic as a Bordeaux red of the same caliber (a 5th growth perhaps). A great wine, even though it impressed me more six years ago.

Rating: 92 points.
Price: was £67.95.
Stockists: –
Tasted: March, 2022.
Source: own purchase.
Drinking window: now-2026.