2020 Petit Verdot, Domaine Mas Belles Eaux, Languedoc, France
The lesser known Bordeaux variety, Petit Verdot, thrives in the slightly warmer Languedoc. It's not widely planted, and is often blended with other varieties, but Domaine Mas Belles Eaux have rightly chosen to show it off in all its magnificence.
This is a big wine with huge personality. The aroma is an alluring combination of dark fruit, violet and a hint of clove. On the palate it has a strudy backbone and rich texture. Dark fruits again dominate with a hint of cocoa in the background.