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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  • Noble Hill Estate Blend Simonsberg-Paarl 2012

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    Light red fruit on the nose. Showing some cooked yet fresh red fruit, raspberry and red currant. Quite delicate in the mouth but does supply some supple texture towards the finish which is zesty and chewy, with some licorice and cherry notes bubbling up. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Spinning this discussion out from another thread.To start with, here is a ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the front label indicates "Claret," which, to me indicates a blended wine, and "Cabernet Sauvignon," which implies a varietal bottling.  I guess the marketing boys di... Read More

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  • Bell Wine Cellars Claret 2008

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    Dark purple color. Oaky vanilla bouquet. Lightish black fruit on entry. Vanilla pops up, again, in the mid-palate. Apparent, but not obnoxious tannin. Same for acid. Fairly lengthy aftertaste. A full-bodied wine, but, because of the light touch of many of the flavors, a wine that is easy to drink without accompaniment. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from ... Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the front label indicates "Claret," which, to me indicates a blended wine, and "Cabernet Sauvignon," which implies a varietal bottling.  I guess the marketing boys did n... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Kaiken Terroir Series Mendoza 2013

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    Thick blackberry notes carry a hint of cocoa and plenty of fresh baking spice on the nose. Explosive and juicy in the mouth, this is a bold wine thats equal parts fruity, floral and earthy, with dusty rose petal, deep blackberry and currant, and a zesty finish of cinnamon, clove and black pepper. A fantastic selection for grilled meat dishes of ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Paoletti Estates Piccolo Cru Rosso di Napa 2013

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    Absolutely wonderful! Best wine I have had in a long time. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Lagar de Bezana Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alto Cachapoal 2012

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    Toast and clove spice showing in the glass with dry black currant, black pepper and vanilla, this is richly fruited and juicy on entry and explodes with ripe blackberry and black currant, dark chocolate and smoky leather. There's excellent balance here as well with the acidity and tannins supporting the fruit but each playing their own part, fin... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Joyy


  • Shadow Springs Petit Verdot 2012

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    Not bad for North Carolina wine. Subdued nose for a petit verdot but some slight floral notes. Flavors of ripe raspberry and shoe polish are poised against soft tannins, medium acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau Martin Cuvee Coutelin Saint-Estephe 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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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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