Tasting today one of the very few wines labeled "Petit Verdot" in Israel, the wine being in fact a blend of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (according to Israeli law a wine actually requires at least 85% of the main grape type in the blend to be labelled after it). The wine was 14 months in French oak barrels.
Gat Shomron, Petit Verdot 2009: Very dark garnet with some purple reflections (depending on the light!
) with ripe plums and backer's chocolate screaming on the nose, followed on the palate by ripe plums, blackcurrants, nice acidity, sweet oak and backer's chocolate rising on the finish with soft and round tannins. Very pleasant but some might not like the light sweetness on the finish.
Has anyone else here tasted it? Thoughts?
Best and shabbat shalom to all,