Bodega Atamisque - Petit Verdot - 2011
Uco Valley Mendoza, Argentina
This is an incredible example of single vineyard Petit Verdot from the high altitude vineyards of Bodega Atamisque in Mendoza Argentina. Most restaurants we take this to are just blown away. A common refrain is "like cabernet sauvignon on steroids!". Generous aromas and flavors of blackberries, dark cherries and plumbs, enhanced by notes of tobacco, oak, and pencil shavings. Great fruit acidity, gripping tannic structure and superb balance in its long finish.
This is a big wine so give it plenty of time to open up in a decanter before drinking. Can be aged for 15 years.