Petit Verdot

 

Name of varietal: Petit Verdot
 
Common synonyms:m Petit Verdeau, Petit Verdot Noir, Verdot, Bouton, Carmelin
 
Parentage of the grape: Balisca (Albania via Greece or Rome)
 
History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far back as the 16th or 17th century. It is traditionally used as a blending grape to add body for its spicy and tannic characteristics, along with Cabernet and Merlot and sometimes Cabernet Franc. Because it is a late ripener and a persnickety grower, not much of it was replanted after the Phylloxera epidemic in the late 19th century. It is still used in Bordeaux, but mostly in warmer vintages. It has also taken hold in warmer climates of the world where it has more of a chance to thrive, such as Australia.  
 
Characteristics of the grape: dark, tannic, blackberry, black plum, spicy, clove, tobacco, cedar, black pepper. 
 
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  • Opened another Duckhorn wine last night, this time a 2009 Petit Verdot.  Yes, it was wonderful and of course I had it in a decanter for maybe 15 minutes!  Paired it up with a nice rib-eye steak and artichoke.  This was another Cat Tuesday (check out Kashmire, a Russian Blue) for me so I didn't start grilling until about 7:30 PM under the threat ... Read More

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  • We haven't compared the Decoy label to the first tier Duckhorn in a ... ... are drinking a 2009 Duckhorn Petit Verdot.  Yes, it is deliciou Read More

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  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% ... 15% Aragonez, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot.  One more time it just sounds to me like somebody said, "OK, this is what we have left over.  Let's just mix it up and tell everybody that it was 'carefully blended.'"   ;-) Of the grapes listed above the only one that I really th... Read More

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  • Rubrica Vinho Regional Alentejano 2012

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    More blue than red in the glass. Somewhat musty nose. Big black fruit on entryalmost black cherry Kool-Aid level. However, that quickly passes. Lots of tart acid. Then there is an earthiness. All in all its an OK everyday drinker, but nothing particularly special. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... their atypical 100% petit verdot. Madrigal Family Winery, paying homage to Chris Madrigal’s Spanish ancestry, offers estate garnacha and tempranillo. Benessere crafts Italian varietal wines such as aglianico, moscato di canelli, pinot grigio, sagrantino, an... Read More

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  • Dusted Valley Malbec Columbia Valley 2013

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    Dark plum and fig aromas with candied strawberry and black cherry notes. Full of earthy baking spice on the palate, this is focused and full bodied with medicinal cherry and blackberry notes coming through towards the finish that ends with a floral note of raspberry and cherry compote. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Branaire Duluc Ducru St Julien Grand Cru Classe 1995

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Saint Julien is a Bordeaux appellation created in 1936 for wines from in and around the Saint-Julien-Beychevelle commune on the Medoc peninsular.It is a small but prestigious appellation with 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which ... Read More

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  • Starmont Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2012

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  • Mauvais Garcon Bad Boy 2009

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    Slightly less than 3 years ago but still very, very good. Lovely dark berry fruit, moderate tannins with well balanced acidity, wood, mushrooms (This has developed over the last 2-3 yrs. Plenty of power through and a nice flushing aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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  • Amazing varietal that has flourished here in the Levant area of Spain. Try Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2006 for a superbly distinctive interpretation of the varietal.

    Comment by 631179Dean Stevens 631179 Dean Stevens


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