Showing posts with label Petit Verdot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Petit Verdot. Show all posts

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Patina Wines Jezza 2018


Jezza is what winemaker Gerald Naef's nieces and nephews call him. He loves Bordeaux varieties and this brings together his faves. A generous but smooth blend, this will continue to reward over many years in the cellar.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Dreaded Friend Rosé 2022


These Dreaded Friend wines are a carousel ride through the amusement park of texture. What a cleverly put together bunch they are. Here you have a Rosé made from Viognier fermented in Petit Verdot skins.

Monday 31 July 2023

Briar Ridge Limited Release Wrattonbully BDX 2021


Named the BDX, you could assume it's a Bordeaux blend but its main player is Barbera. It's not so Bordeaux then is it? But given the appellation law has changed (a law many would be oblivious to), it's a curious name I must admit.

Saturday 15 April 2023

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block 2020


Like 'em with a bit of muscle? Check this Cabernet and Petit Verdot (91/9) blend from Parker Coonawarra Estate. It reeks of the region from the get-go and is a smart wine for those with patience.

Saturday 15 October 2022

Yarra Yering No. 1 2015


I was fortunate enough to taste this exquisite release from 2015 when I dropped by the cellar door not too long ago. In a re-release of 2015, only 100 bottles were made available. In short, it's a stunning wine.

Thursday 7 July 2022

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Geddes Wines Seldom Inn Petit Verdot 2019


What a round ball of delish! Get knee-deep here in generous fruit that has a playful side. 

Thursday 22 April 2021

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block 2018

This is a beauty. But let it breathe for a few hours or just put it away and forget about it for a while. A classy release no less. Slide into your jim-jams and just relax on the lounge with a large pour.

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Thursday 26 November 2020

Ravens Croft Petit Verdot 2019


One of those wines which will provide maximum comfort on a chilly night - when we get those back again. A great Petit Verdot from the Granite Belt.

Gerler Petit Verdot 2019


I had the opportunity to open this Petit Verdot alongside another from a different producer. Such exercises are excellent to do if you get the chance.

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Ravens Croft The Waagee 2018


A Bordeaux blend named in honour of Mark Ravenscroft's father who would beam with delight and say, "Waagee, now that is a great wine," to give a fabulous drop his approval. No doubt he would be exclaiming the same about this release.

Saturday 22 August 2020

Friday 10 July 2020

Pyramids Road Petit Verdot 2019

Winemaker Warren Smith loves Petit Verdot. He's always pretty chuffed with the fruit he is able to source from his grower to the north-west of Stanthorpe.

Monday 29 June 2020

Geddes Cellar Release Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Rugby's version of a rolling maul in a glass. A couple of big lads combining and causing all sorts of demolition and pleasure at once. Lip smacking good gear.

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Indigo Vineyard Black Ink 2018

With a name like Black Ink I'm already picturing a blockbuster. I was pleasantly surprised this was not the case.

Friday 1 May 2020

Gartelmann Georg Petit Verdot 2016

I really like the Gartelmann label. The iconic Australian magpie sits proudly. There was a stage there where there were a few changes and tweaks but I hope this label is what they've stuck with.

Sunday 22 September 2019

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block 2016

I first had a look at this during the Coonawarra Roadshow event which recently hit every capital city in Australia. There's no better way to check out the region than having a significant number of the region's wineries arriving in your home town. Avail yourself when they swing by next year and taste cracking wines like this.

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Deen De Bortoli DEEN Master’s Blend Vat 184 2015

A new blend launched for Father's Day. It's a rich and generous wine made for dads too. I'm thinking steaks or even a good ol' meat pie.