After reading the official press release for this wine and learned the wine maker has had no formal education in wine making, had his first release as early as 2008 and that he is blending Mudgee grown Shiraz, Petit Verdot with a touch of Viognier, I knew I had to try it.
I am certainly glad I did as it is a lovely wine with a deep, dark purple colour that is incredibly aromatic and perfume like. It is delicious and easy to drink, yet not so easy to describe the flavour profiles other than fruity perfume with a touch of oak. You just have to try it for yourself to know what I mean.
Eloquesta 2009 Shiraz Petite Verdot
Price - $28 from Eloquesta
Region - Mudgee, NSW
Final Sip - Easily amongst the better red wines I have had from the Mudgee and Orange regions. Plus, I need you to try it so you can tell me if it was BS to use the word perfume to describe how it tasted!