Tag Archives: Petit Verdot

Kalleske Moppa Shiraz 2011, Barossa Valley

$28RRP. Now in its fifth year (half way to a decent vertical!), the 2011 version of the Moppa shiraz is undoubtedly dissimilar from the 2009 and 2010. And I like it. Sure, the 09 and 10 had the purity of … Continue reading

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Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot 2010, Barossa Valley, SA

Intense purple ruby colour. A blend of shiraz (69), cabernet sauvignon (21) and petit verdot (10) from multiple vineyards across the Barossa. Matured for 12 months in American and French oak. Intense ruby purple colour. A youthful, plush nose of … Continue reading

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Hauts de Pontet-Canet 2009, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The first bottle of my 2009 en primeur orders that I’m busting open. And I think the second wine of Pontet Canet can’t be a bad place to start. Given the lack of age and probable inaccessible tannins, I popped … Continue reading

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Chateau Tour St Bonnet Cru Bourgeois 2009, Medoc, Bordeaux

AUD$35 from Cloudwine. Intense ruby colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, cigar box and spice fragrance. Medium+ to full-bodied wine, young grippy tannins form an masculine structure, cleansing acidity, ripe berry fruit flavours. Surprisingly solid for an entry level Bordeaux, worth having … Continue reading

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