Category Archives: Petit Verdot

2009 Deen De Bortoli Vat 4 Petit Verdot

Poor Petit Verdot. A useful blender but generally left out in the cold as a straight varietal wine. Funnily enough, it’s the best of the new Deen De Bortoli red wine releases this time around. Signature violets, mulberries and blackberries … Continue reading

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2009 Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot

I’ve never heard of Eloquesta before but winemaker Stuart Olsen has made me sit up and listen (or taste, as the case may be) with this quirky little number that’s just brimming with freshness and vitality. And if you thought … Continue reading

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2008 Kingston Echelon Petit Verdot

Unashamedly full-bodied and oaky but if you’re in the mood… Purple and black aromatics with plenty of (oak derived) choc/vanilla and coffee alongside raspberry, cinnamon and violets. Toasty, raisined, spirity and very commercial. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There’s … Continue reading

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Elevation…don’t go to my head: A Granite Belt Tasting

Sitting at the bar of a well known establishment in Brisbane with a bowl of rosemary salted chips and a glass of Dönnhoff Riesling, I casually mentioned to a staff member that I was heading to a tasting of Granite Belt wines … Continue reading

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2009 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

Riverland 14.5% Screwcap $13.99 Source: Sample Petit Verdot is the Simon Katich of grape varieties in Australia. It’s (unfairly) overlooked, perfect for the conditions in this country, a sound varietal performer in its own right yet seemingly it will forever … Continue reading

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