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Faber Vineyard Petit Verdot

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Faber Vineyard Petit Verdot

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Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
So smooth and rich. This is an outstanding example of a straight varietal petit verdot a variety most commonly used as a blending component, Griffiths has been able to harness the tannins and fruit into a velvety seamless structure with some quality French oak adding the spice. The fruit was sourced from the Swan Valley and Dwellingup. Will continue to develop.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
93
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The hue is good, although more diffuse than the best examples of Faber, but the upside is a more open and accessible medium-bodied palate, the tannins not aggressive
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Faber Vineyard is the label of ex-Houghton's winemaker John Griffiths - a man with an expansive knowledge of West Australian wine. We're petit verdot fans. It seems a strange thing to say given that there isn't a lot of petit verdot around - but you rarely find a poor one. This one has a gorgeous fleshy earthiness. It's medium weight, in the best possible meaning of the words. There are notes of bay leaves and chalk too; it has structure and flavour. It is very good.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
A rather elegant example of this variety, which is mostly used as a blending option with Cabernet. This works pretty well with the fine, silky palate displaying some attractive flavours of red spicy berry. The violet and aniline aromas on the nose are appealing. Nice wine.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
86
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
One of Australia's best warm-climate petit verdot comes from this family winery in the Swan Valley: ripe sweet fruit, fresh raspberry and bitter chocolate, fine tight tannins.
Quaff 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Powerful black fruits and hints of earth on the bouquet; structure not as strong as expected, nor tannins in particular. Young vines and/or warm-grown?
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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