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Petit Verdot

Bordeaux’s secret weapon

It is commonly said that the Petit Verdot originated in Bordeaux. But genetically, it is closer to a group of vines from near the Pyrenees, which are most likely descended from wild clematis. In French, these wild plants are called “lambrusques”, and the Petit Verdot is also known under the synonym Lumbrusquet. It is a high quality grape: very dark and spicy with notes of cassis and graphite, plenty of robust tannins and strong acidity. Most major Bordeaux contain a small proportion of Petit Verdot. Appropriately, it is valued wherever wines are produced according to the Bordeaux recipe. For example, in Italian Maremma or in California, where it covers the largest area worldwide. It is almost never vinified purely by itself. Incidentally, its name, derived from “vert”, meaning green, alludes to its Achilles heel: in cool weather it tends to form small, seedless green grapes.

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Parker 90 Points
Château Latour 1998
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Château Latour 1998

AC Pauillac 1er Cru classé, 750 ml
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Parker (90-92) Points
Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry 2014
Only 2 Bottles
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Château Labégorce 2017

AC Margaux, Cru bourgeois, 750 ml
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Château Poujeaux 2017

AC Moulis, 750 ml
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Profile 2016

AVA St. Helena, Merryvale Vineyards, 750 ml
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Parker 95 Points
Les Pavots 2014

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