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Moon Curser Petit Verdot
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16¼/20

Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDeeply tinted black crimson, the aromas wafting from this petit verdot are intensely fragrant with iris petals, macerating cherries, and high toned oak perfume. It's heady indeed, and a subtle undercurrent of earth, dried herbs, and orange oil adds extra interest. There is a tug-of-war between fruit and oak in the flavours: tangy cherry, ripe plums, black currant vying with coconut and smoked oak. The fruit is concentrated yet brightened with brisk acidity, and tannins are firm and woodsy. Glossy smoked oak takes over from the fruit on the finish. An excellent effort that expresses the petit verdot, a grape that typically bolsters a Meritage blend in BC, rather than headlining the bottle. Everything is sitting in the right place now, so pair this medium-bodied red with slow-cooked lamb tacos, roasted herby veg on creamy polenta, or grilled pork and plums.Tasted: 06 November 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 30.99 winery direct, private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: Petit VerdotCSPC: 20982UPC: 626990114741