DogRidge Wine Company

McLaren Vale

Duck Chase Petit Verdot 2005

Duck Chase Petit Verdot 2005

Varietal: Petit Verdot

Alcohol:  14%

No oak was used in the production of this wine. The most perfect growing terroir in McLaren Vale due to its dress-circle altitude, ancient shallow topsoil and underlying limestone.  The 1.9 hectares of Petit Verdot produce extremely rich varietal mulberry aromas, thick black skins for ink colour, a solid rich ripe full palate and a tremendous low ph.

Tasting notes / Reviews:  Inky ruby, bitter cherry, fresh blackberry and smoked meat on the nose, with a gentle hint of black pepper. Firm and linear but with good weight and heft, the dark berry and cherry flavors plenty sweet but youthfully taut right now. Opens somewhat with aeration, but this is awfully young right now.

92 pts Stephen Tanzer, 90 pts David Lawrason

$31.50 per bottle

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