2004 Solo Petit Verdot 84+ Points
This is indeed a solo operation…….General Manager by day at the eponymous Le Quartier Francais hotel, in Franchhoek who boost one of the Top 50 restaurant of the world by San Pellegrino.....
This is Linda Coltart hand made wine made from grapes grown by Dirkie Morkel on Bellevue Estate in Stellenbosch
The 100 % Petit Verdot spent 30 months in only 2 French oak barrels, 1st fill and 1 2nd fill were made at Stony brook facilities…….so…. Dark pitch black with slight cherry red rim, good brilliance and clarity, typical Petit Verdot colour extraction, austere, with notes of prunes, tar, and tobacco.
Juicy well meshed with the earthy lead pencil minerality, has freshness and savouriness, more rewarding on palate than aromas suggest, medium bodied texture, good length, now until 2013 Bottle in February 2007.
Tasted 20 September 2008
Should anyone be interested in this unusual and rare grape variety on it’s own, please contact Linda Coltart at Le Quartier Francais Hotel.