jamie goode's wine blog

Friday, May 26, 2006

Tonight I'm off to the Cellar Door, a wine merchant in Overton, Hampshire, to host a tasting of the wines of Wendouree, cult producer in Australia's Clare Valley. I'm looking forward to this very much - it gives me an opportunity to taste a decent selection of these wines. They're quite unusual among Australian wines in that they are backward and tight in their youth, and are really best enjoyed after a lengthy soujourn in the cellar. Pictured is one of the fantastic old Wendouree vines.


At 11:11 AM, Blogger Paul Tudor said...

When anyone from north of the Equator asks me which are my favourite Aussie wines - Birks' Wendouree comes at the top of the list. Only they are impossible to buy here in NZ.
Thankfully not everyone has heard of them, so they are still reasonably priced, if pricey.
Drinkable after ten, fifteen years is better, twenty if you survive long enough.
I visited the cellars last year for the first time. Amazing.

Paul Tudor
Auckland, NZ

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Paul - as you've guessed, I'm in full agreement with you.


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