Buezo Petit Verdot Reserva 2005

The third wine from Bodegas Buezo at the vinopremier cata. Once again please click on the image below, if you haven’t already read it, for information on the bodega and the region of Arlanza.

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Petit Verdot is not a grape you see that often in Spain, so I was quite excited to get to try this wine. It has been aged in 70% French oak and 30% American oak for 12 months with a further 5 year minimum maturing in the bottle.

A medium intensity ruby red colour with a nose of fresh red berries, some vegetable tones and spice. On drinking this wine has a zing to it. One of the group likened it to sherbet. I felt like someone had aded a minute amount of chilli. The tasting notes talk of white pepper. It has medium tannins and acidity, so I still got the sour taste I  always get with tannins, but the fresh red berries came through, though not sweet more like slightly unripe berries. A good medium finish.

I’d say this wine is a good wine with some unusual flavours, but it’s not really my style. However if you go for peppery then this wine might suit you.

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Name: Buezo Petit Verdot Reserva
Colour: Red
Year: 2005
Grapes 50% Petit verdot, 50% Tempranillo
Winery: Bodegas Buezo
Country: Spain
Region: Arlanza
Quality Classification: Denominacíon de Origen
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 19,20€

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