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

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.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2014


As with many of the d'Arenberg blends, this has a big frame and the muscle to carry it. A blend of  Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Merlot 54/23/23 from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Giant Steps Harry's Monster 2017


Age shall not weary the mighty Harry's Monster. After a few days of tasting, this was still bristling. Embrace the beauty.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Gartelmann Wines Rylstone Petit Verdot 2015



This was a bit of an angry man upon opening. Stern and firm in appearance - you know the one. After nearly an hour in the glass, the jacket comes off and the tie slightly loosened but the tension certainly still there.