Cathedral Cellar Petit Verdot 2013, Wo Western Cape

Petit Verdot Petit Verdot
Western Cape, South Africa

$12.25 (427559)

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89 pts
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October 17, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Petit Verdot routinely makes some of the deepest coloured wines on the planet. No exception here. The nose is quite...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Rich but nervy with notes of mineral and smoky earth. A nicely balanced wine with plenty of South African charm and a...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This near-great and great-value PV is quite amazing at the start, inky and with an intriguing nose of blackberry, minerals, wood smoke, pepper spice, and fresh green herbs, and while the rich, oozing blackberry remains at the fore, it's joined by tart, zippy raspberry and pomegranate on the palate, atop those beguiling savoury elements. The depth isn't quite there, and the disparate elements eventually split apart, but the vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins point to great aging potential beyond its youthful faults. Just a wonderfully distinct wine, admirably showcasing PV on its own.

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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

Load of dark fruit to match the deep purple/black colour. The flavour is pleasing and round with good length.

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