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Moon Curser Petit Verdottext
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16¼/20

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