Yatir Winery Petite Verdot 2011, Israel 

My Rating 91 Points.   

Price $40.

Dark inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cherries, light vegetables, wood, light vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, caramel, peppercorn, leather, earth and bell pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, earth, bell pepper, green vegetables, bitter herbs, chocolates and smoke.

Nice length on the finish with medium tannins, bitter herbs and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Israeli Petite Verdot. Well balanced, interesting and complex. Shows a great mouthfeel with a nice tangy ending. As it opens up it becomes earthier with more vegetables notes.

Needed 4 hours in a decanter to show some tannins.

It’s not very often that I get to enjoy a Petite Verdot single varietal that much.

Made with 100% Petite Verdot grapes. Aged for 12 months in Oak barrels and lightly filtered before bottling.

Kosher wine (not Mevushal).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

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