Thursday, February 9, 2012

2009 Quilty Petit Verdot (Mudgee)


You rarely find a straight Petit Verdot, but when you taste a wine like this you kind of wonder if there shouldn't be more. As a late ripening grape with high natural acidity, it would seem well suited to some of our warmer wine regions. Maybe it can become a bit of a signature grape for Mudgee?

Lovely smelling wine with the distinct aroma of violets, along with berries and some nice choc-oak. To drink, those beautiful berry fruits are balanced by that trademark acidity and hints of appealing earthiness and bitterness, making it both highly drinkable and also food friendly. Balance and length are there. I think it will be better in a couple of years time to. Very nice wine.




Rated:
+

RRP: $22
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.quiltywines.com.au/


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1 comment:

Kathy said...

Our NYE treat, perfect.

 
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