Sunday 27 April 2008

Trentham Estate 2004 Petit Verdot

I am currently enjoying a lovely wine, with lots of body, very fruit filled, a long finish, and overall a well balanced wine. The wine is a Trentham Estate 2004 Petit Verdot from New South Wales, Australia. It is sweeter than many reds and has no hint of tannins. It's not overly complex but is a nice wine to either partner with food or drink on its own, and from recollection was pretty good value for money.

Petit Verdot is not a grape variety I am very used to, but I thoroughly recommend it.

This is great to drink now and I expect will be fine for many years to come (Yay!, I have one more in the cellar).


  1. You should ask your wife to use her birthday present and take a photo of the empty bottle so you can add it to the post. :)

  2. I was just reading about Petit Verdot and i found it interesting "One of the five "Noble" black varietals allowed in Bordeaux. Petite Verdot ripens extremely late, sometimes well into October. Used for many years to add structure to the Bordeaux blends, on its own Petite Verdot can produce hardy wines rich in color, tannin and alcohol. The problem lies in the ripening date, as Petite Verdot was discouraged in the 1960s in favor of the better and more reliable Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoying a small resurgence today in some warm weather areas such as Napa Valley and Australia where the wines produced are spicy, tannic and richly extracted." Great post!


  3. Thanks Belle for the information about Petit Verdot. Interesting reading.