peter michael les pavots

Peter Michael Winery, Les Pavots 2009

RRP £128

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Notes of black plum, blackcurrants and wonderfully ethereal dried flowers give way to aromas of rich blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. A bright, juicy acidity kicks the salivary glands into overdrive as robust, muscular tannins tighten about the palate. Notes of liquorice root and dried flowers linger on the finish as the wine retains a very youthful impression. Powerful, but with something of a chiselled grace. The 2009 growing season got off to a later-than-usual start, and the summer saw a couple of heatwaves, but harvest was untroubled and unhurried.

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Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Cabernet Franc (22%), Merlot (10%), Petit Verdot

Alcohol

15%

Bottle size

half-bottle

Drink dates

2021 - 2030

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Area

Knights Valley AVA

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Alder Yarrow

UK Stockist

Hedonism Wines

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