Wines of Waywood Wines Cellar Door – McLaren Vale

Waywood Wines cellar door wine tasting review notes

McLaren Vale’s second newest cellar door has a lot to offer the wine lover.

Having already operated for years without a cellar door, you can now do a comprehensive tasting at weekends through the three ranges at Waywood – Quattro, Varietal and Years.

Read more about the Waywood Wines Cellar Door and Luscious Reds Kitchen here.


 

First wine in the line-up, winemaker Andrew Waywood starts us off.

Quattro Fizz Adelaide Hills 2014

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Well Lookie Here

Pale straw with steady bubbles.

Sniff Sniff

Perry (pear cider).

Sip Sip

Crisp apple, with a clean finish.

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Quattro Fizz. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Quattro Bianca Adelaide Hills 2014

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As the name suggests, is a blend of four varieties:

  • 50% Pinot Gris,
  • 15% Chardonnay,
  • 15% Verdhelo, and,
  • 20% Semillon.

 

 

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Quattro Bianca. Photo: Willunga Wino

Well Lookie Here

Bright, clear lemon yellow.

Sniff Sniff

Stone fruit

Sip Sip

Lean, citrusy flavours give way to a mouth coating, lasting, soft finish.

$16.66 a bottle in a six pack online.

 

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Quattro Bianca. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

From the Varietal range, we tried the Pinot Grigio 2014.

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Well Looky Here

Clear, bright straw.

Sniff Sniff

Flinty minerals and persimmon.

Sip Sip

Juicy green apple finish.

$21.66 a bottle in a six pack online.

 

Fluzi Quattro McLaren Vale 2014

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Again, comprised of four varieties:

  • 45% Tempranillo
  • 45% Montepulciano
  • 5% Grenache
  • 5% Mataro

Well Looky Here

Monte adds colour, and this is a vivid pink.

Sniff Sniff

Bright red fruits, with a dash of powdered spice.

Sip Sip

Monte makes for a savoury style and  nice acid line. Monte grows well in the Vale, and this is a great food wine.

$16.66 per bottle in a six pack online

 

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Fluzi Quattro. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Quattro Vini McLaren Vale 2012

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  • 50% Sangiovese
  • 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% Montepulciano
  • 10% Shiraz

Well Looky Here

Touch of ruby development coming through.

Sniff Sniff

Red fruit, a hint of dusty spice and leather.

Sip Sip

Red fruit juiciness, with some secondary leatheriness and spice on the palate.

 

$20 per bottle in a six pack online

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Quattro Vini. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Montepulciano McLaren Vale 2013

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Well Looky Here

Lovely dark crimson with purple rim.

Sniff Sniff

Hint of mint, dry savoury herbs, funky Italian smell.

Sip Sip

Fruit forward gives way for a broader palate with black olive notes.

 

$30 per bottle in a six pack online

 

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Monte. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Shiraz McLaren Vale 2012 – from the Willunga town clay.

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Well Looky Here

Dark crimson.

Sniff Sniff

Dried spice, with clay earth.

Sip Sip

Plush palate, with nice grippy tannin.

 

$20 a bottle in a six pack online

 

A Pre-Release – Tempranillo McLaren Vale 2013

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Well Looky Here

Deep purple.

Sniff Sniff

More red-fruit than the preceding shiraz, Redskins.

Sip Sip

Not as sweet as many others in the Vale, a more savoury palate making this food friendly.

 

Price – as yet unknown.

 

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Tempranillo 2013. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Current release Tempranillo McLaren Vale 2013

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Well Looky Here

Bright, clear, crimson.

Sniff Sniff

Spicy, with fragrant red currants.

Sip Sip

Powdery tannin,with a nice lasting choc fruitcake finish.

$30 per bottle in a six pack. Available online

 

Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale 2011 

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Well Looky Here

Ruby, with a hint of russet red.

Sniff Sniff

Has developed quicker than other vintages .

Dried mixed herbs, savoury, cooked capsicum.

Sip Sip

Spiced, secondary sultana and meaty, undergrowth behind the purple fruit.

$25 per bottle in a 6 pack. Available online

 

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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Cabernet Sangiovese 2010  

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Well Looky Here

Deep red.

Sniff Sniff

Still vibrant with red fruits, and a hint of capsicum.

Sip Sip

Red fruit gives way to fresh grippy tannin from 100% French new oak, and an opulent juicy finish.

$30 per bottle in a six pack. Available online.

 

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2010 Cabernet Sangiovese. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

The 96 series of wines are made from the best barrels from the rest of the winemaking.

In a touch of Vale romance, the name “96” for the Years series represents the year that Lisa and Andrew married.

I love it.

The Vale is definitely a very romantic place to live and love!

 

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The “96 Series”. Photo: Wine Food World

 

Years Shiraz McLaren Vale 2010 

Closure: Cork

Well Looky Here

Vibrant ruby.

Sniff Sniff

Black fruit, pepper, vanilla.

Sip Sip

Plenty of classy, creamy oak, as well as a distinct, earthy Frenchy note.

$44.66 a bottle in a six pack. Available online.

 

Years 2010 McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet

Closure: Cork

Well Looky Here

Bright ruby.

Sniff Sniff

Black fruit, pepper vanilla.

Sip Sip

Similar to the Shiraz but with more structure to it.

$44.66 per bottle in a six pack. Available online

 

Years 2010 McLaren Vale Cabernet Franc 

Closure: Cork

Well Looky Here

Ruby

Sniff Sniff

Very perfumed, a touch of florals, red fruit.

Sip Sip

Medium bodied, with upfront black fruit and a crisp juicy finish.

$44.66 per bottle in a six pack. Available online

 

We really enjoyed the wines on tasting at Waywood WInes. They are good value, high quality and it is a wonderfully relaxed environment at cellar door to have a tasting and a bite to eat. Just wait for the verandah to be enclosed!

 

 

Waywood Wines and Luscious Reds Kitchen

67 Kays Rd

McLaren Vale 5171

 

 
What are your experiences of Waywood Wines? I love to hear from you – Comment below! 
 
 

 
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