2009 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Petit Verdot

In viticulture terms, the Pemberton Region in Western Australia's lower south-west is a recent phenomenon. With a maritime climate and relatively fertile soils, it is emerging as a premium grape growing region. Bellarmine Winery established at the turn of the new century has been a prominent player with a range of consistently well made, award-winning wines.

Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and recently Merlot in particular are growing well in the region and it appears their vastly underrated cousin Petit Verdot has that potential as well. 

This dry red wine has been matured for 12 months in French oak. 
Outstanding dark ruby red in the glass. Heady fresh aromas consist of blueberries, blackberries, violets and pencil shavings. Flavour-packed palate of smooth smokey black fruits, spice and well-integrated tannins that have tempered with age. There is a refined personality to this mid-weight and well balanced P V. Drinking well now but there is much more mileage in the tank with this one. Recommended. 

Source: Retail Purchase. ABV: 15.0%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $26.00. Rating: 92 Points.

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