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Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Petit Verdot 2012 Wine Review

Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Petit Verdot 2012

Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Petit Verdot 2012

Rapel Valley, Chile

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Santa Carolina

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 88/100

An attractive red wine made from an obscure red grape that's often part of Bordeaux blends to add colour and heft. Aromas of dark fruit and a savoury mid-palate note. A good grip on the palate, so decant 1 hour. You can't beat the price for the quality. Curious about Petit Verdot as a grape and wine? No better way to understand it than to try it as a stand-alone wine like this one rather than in a blend. Try it with meat lasagna.

Petit Verdot food pairings: pizza.

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This Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Petit Verdot 2012 was reviewed on October 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Why not try a lesser known grape tonight? At $16 it's not a huge risk. This is a nicely crafted medium+ bodied wine with attitude. Black fruits, cloves, charred cedar, vanilla, pepper, violets, herbs de Provence. Good length on the elegant warming finish. Tannins are polishing and acidity is medium+. Serve with beef, mature hard cheeses. Decant.
Good everyday red.
Tasted: December 2014
This Chilean red wine cellars its Petit Verdot in National Monument, the winery's underground cellar in the heart of Santiago. Notes of wild black fruit and spices. Pair with rack of lamb. - Community Wine Reviews

2 Members would buy this wine again

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