13 July 2014
Score of 90/100 for Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot.
“….Low sulphur at bottling, matured on lees in a mix of Russian, French and Hungarian oak, foot stomped. In short, hand made. It’s easy to see the deliciousness of this wine. It has charm laid on. It’s all dark berries, dried spice and various floral – expressive, and then some – with liquorice buried beneath. It’s not unconvincing or unsatisfying through the finish but it could probably use some more length – a minor quibble given how much pleasure this wine delivers“.
1 July 2014
Score of 93/100 for Eloquesta Shiraz Petiti Verdot and Top Aussie Red wine.
“….A wine of elegance, depth and fine texture”.
John remarks on Stuart’s unique style of foot-trodden grapes and gives Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot 2011 a score of 4 wine glasses out of 5.
Says of the Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot 2011: “The result is sublime – a rich, gently flavoured red with great character.”
Says that the Shiraz Petit Verdot 2011 wine is “also showing a degree of polish that seems a step above what has come before”. “Fruit steps forward and the wine gains a distinctly more expressive balance. A very interesting wine.”
88 points out of 100
…. “Vivid florals. Bubbling over with crisp forest berries set against decaying leaf matter and spice. The contradiction of sodden earth and vibrancy. Brisk acidity and smudgy tannin. Just enough flesh. The flavour is mostly anterior. Snappy work from a cool, wet vintage.”
“The Eloquesta Petit Verdot is a wine with depth and style. The wines per- fumed characters make an immediate impact before moving through to a soft palate with berry, plum and spice. Oak adds to flavour and complexity.”