2005 Ballast Stone Petit Verdot (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Currency Creek / McLaren Vale)

It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to taste a single varietal Petit Verdot so I took one and tried this wine. As one would expect the color is deep purple. The nose shows violets, spice box and a mineral hint. In the mouth this wine is thick and chewy with black cherry and anise spice. A little goes a long way. It’s clear why winemakers use this wine in dribs and drabs to blend with the Bordeaux varietals because it’s powerful stuff.  This wine comes from South Australia as well so it’s very fruit forward. Interesting for a one off try but not all that exciting.

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  1. […] 2005 Ballast Stone Petit Verdot (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Currency Creek / McLaren Vale… […]

  2. I was really eager to try this wine, since it is normally used as a blend, I found a bottle in a very nice wine shop in Ashville, NC, my husband and I loved it, but we can also see why is used as a blending wine, the suff is very powerful,hearty wine. You can taste the black cherry and anise spice and the color is nice a dark. Try it at least once, buy a bottle and blend it with your favorite Cabernet and you will will be amazed!

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