Plaisir de Merle, Petit Verdot 2015, Paarl, South Africa
Tasting Note: A sensual petit verdot that shows the softer side of this potent Bordeaux varietal.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has a nose of red plum, red cherry, violet and blackberry.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied petit verdot is smooth in texture with ripe, well-integrated, medium-plus tannin.
There is red-and-black-fruit flavor concentration along with some clove spice in the background.
Bottle Note: A deep ruby wine with aromas of berry fruit touched by vanilla following through to the palate dripping with black currants, dark chocolate and spice. It is a complex wine with robust tannins.
Price: $24 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 290 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Plaisir de Merle Winery Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 21, 2018