Wine Tasting Note: Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, South Eastern Australia.
Gadzooks this is a big boy. And I am not just talking about the heavy weight bottle with its oversized punt! The label is resplendent with a well endowed bull on the front. While the back, with typical Australian irrelevance has the bull laid out as one of those ‘this is where this cut of meat comes from’ diagrams. Great Structure and backbone from the back. Full bodied and earthy from the belly. Intense driving flavour from the horns and speaks volumes from the arse. And it is all of those things.
Big, mouth-filling, packed full of blackberries laced with a blackcurrant sharpness. It’s a style of wine that new world wine lovers will devour but perhaps lacking a little subtly. To be honest I found it a little hard to consume but if you like the style add a couple more points to the rating. Needs substantially flavoured food if you are going to serve at dinner. Alcohol 14%. Scribblings Rating – 86/100