Reviews: Eloquesta 2011

Review by wine expert Campbell Mattinson of Wine Front. Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot 2011 by Stuart Olsen

Review: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Review by Campbell Mattinson, in The Wine Front

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.


Review by Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald Good Food

Review: Huon Hooke SMH Good Food


Review by Huon Hooke, in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food

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 Lewis Newcastle Herald 5 July 2014

Review: John Lewis Newcastle Herald


 Review by John Lewis, in Newcastle Herald

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.




John Rozentals Illawarra Mercury 14 June 2014

Review: John Rozentals Illawarra Mercury

Review by John Rozentals in Illawarra Mercury

Says of the Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot 2011: “The result is sublime – a rich, gently flavoured red with great character.”


Review by Julian Coldrey in

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.”


Wine WIll Eat Itself Jeremy Pringle Eloquesta Shiraz Petit Verdot

Review: Jeremy Pringle, Wine WIll Eat Itself


Review by Jeremy Pringle in


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.”



Mike Burnett of Launceston Examiner

Launceston Examiner Review of Eloquesta Wines and 'a Boy with Fruit' wine by Stuart Olsen

Review: Mike Burnett Launceston Examiner


“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.”


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