Greg scored this wine: 89/100
Grown along Santa Carolina's La Rinconada vineyards, in the Rapel Valley, this wine is always a pretty solid value.
It was hand harvested and fermented in steel. Later, it was moved to French and American barrels for aging. It probably got a small amount of time to rest in the cellar as well; given the aggressive nature Petit Verdot exhibits in youth.
This vintage comes from 2014, which was a good year for Chile, so Verdot thrived.
This wine has a beautiful deep ruby colour, with purple hues. Aromas of incense, fudge, black, and blueberries.
It's quite smooth and is entering its prime window now, but will hold on for at least 5-7 years. More chocolate, charcoal, and jammy berries and plum. Hefty and delicious.
Petit Verdot can be a pretty big pain in the butt to grow, so it wouldn't be smart to make one unless you are willing to put in special effort.
It is extremely sensitive to less than ideal seasons, cannot handle water stress, and the grapes grow differently than similar varietals (two clusters per cane instead of one). The berries are small, high acid, and have thick skin. Awesome value!