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. Most restaurants we take this to for tastings are blown away. A common refrain we hear is: 'like Cabernet Sauvignon on steroids!'. Generous aromas and flavors of blackberries, dark cherries and plums, 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."