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Moon Curser Petit Verdottext

Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2019

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPetit verdot may be more commonplace in the Okanagan than tannat or carmenere, but plantings are still sparse (0.7% of total plantings) and it's often used sparingly in a blend. This wine is a great example of what it can do on its own. It has an expressive, lifted nose, showing generous, plump brambly fruit, graphite, licorice, violets, and a smattering of oak (all French, 36% new). Medium-full bodied, it's quite linear with firm, medium-grained tannins that dry out the finish at this stage. But that's not altogether unexpected for petit verdot, and the concentration and balance suggest this will reward 4-5 years of careful cellaring. At the moment, this will need a hearty protein, though. Fans of petit verdot, and they can be ardent, will find a lot to like here.Tasted: 12 July 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices: BC 33.99 winery direct, select private wine shops and limited restaurant Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: Petit VerdotCSPC: 20982UPC: 626990114741