Ranked #1 of 19 2014 Malbec from Clare Valley
Deep purple/red colour; youthful. There are bayleaf, dried herb and dry spice aromas in abundance. The palate is very savoury, firm and dry, with walnut flavours and a core of fruit sweetness, which is surrounded by a mass of soft but drying tannins. A most impressive, delicious and statuesque wine, which is set for a long and glorious career. And it's already a wonderful drink today.
Drink: 2018 to 2044
95 Points James Halliday
From 1898 plantings on the Central Vineyard. The best malbecs of Langhorne Creek are world class if vintage conditions are good, but Wendouree's Malbec stands alone. Its classic role of providing some mid-palate flesh in a Bordeaux blend is self-limiting. Here the wine has all the structure and texture one could wish for, and that elusive pillowy fruit flavour that wants to be described as confit or jammy before you recoil in horror at using such words for Wendouree. Drink to 2034.
Source: James Halliday.