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Petit Verdot heavy and beguiling

Monday, May 27, 2013

Brand NameWilliamsburg Winery
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Wine NameLord Botetourt Red
Vintage (Year)2010
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
1
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
2
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

I don't know when it was that I first fell in love with Petit Verdot, but I have never looked back.  The only thing that I haven't tasted yet is one wine which is 100% Petit Verdot.  I know that Eagle Eye Winery out in California does one, and that there is another winery in Pennsylvania that has one as well.

This wine is 51% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon.  It has one of the deepest aspects of smoke I have ever tasted mixed with tobacco and leather.  The nose reminds me of old money, you know, the Victorian manse with an office filled with richly built sturdy oversized furniture and a parlor with a parquet floor.  The finish lasts for more than a minute, which is pure luxury.

The aging of this wine is in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.

Only 756 cases were produced and I have been fortunate to taste a couple of glasses of this.

 

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