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Petit Verdot, 2016

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2016 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.7% ALC/VOL

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$45.00
Petit Verdot

Critic's Rating91 pts

Description

Estate Grown Small Lot, Organic and Biodynamic - Petit in name only!

While usually seen as part of a blend with cabernet and merlot, here this dark tannic grape steps out of its usual supporting role to star in a deep, brooding wine built for long aging. Pronounced red fruit aromas dominate the nose and then replay on the palate along with cedar flavours, ripe tannins and the corresponding high acidity that gives this wine great balance. This wine is capable of aging well in a cellar and should develop in very interesting ways within 5-10 years.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

91 pts

- Tony Aspler

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Tasting Notes

 This was a featured wine in February's Wine Club package, 2019. 

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: Niagara Peninsula, ON

Vineyard: Four Mile Creek, ON

Cases Produced: 78

 

Appearance: Dark ruby in colour.

Nose: Lightly spicy, cedary, sweet tobacco and plum bouquet.

Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, fruity but firm with a lovely note of violets in the rich plum flavour. Evident tannins on the finish but they’re ripe and forgiving.

Quality: Outstanding quality. 90-92 points. Drinkable now, but will reward a year or two in the cellar.

 

Food Pairing: Grilled lamb chops with mint, barbecued hamburgers & sausages, tangy spare ribs, grilled portabello mushrooms & eggplant, five bean chili.

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