Understudy Cabernet Petit Verdot

I went to oddbins the other day and wanted to try some new red wines. I like my heavy reds.

I was talking about it yesterday, e.g. that I would open some wine before heading out. Giving me the excuse to have a drop to lighten up, and to have only half a bottle on a Sunday before I go back to work.

So I opened: Pertaringa, McLaren Vale, Understudy Cabernet Petit Verdot, 2004.


80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot. Very nice!

I am normally not the greatest fan of Australian wines but the McLaren Vale ones are coming along great. Fruity, heavy and just as described on their website: perfumed nose with violets and Turkish Delight particularly associated with Petit Verdot, underscored by blackcurrant and spice with earthy nuances. The palate indulges with luscious rich flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry and stewed rhubarb. A well structured wine rounded off by well integrated oak characters and supple tannins.