Friday, 12 March 2021

A Blast From A Not So Distant Past - 2013 Pas Petite, Landin


2013 Pas Petite, Landin
It seems like ages ago I had a bottle of this 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Zinfandel blend made by a Swedish wine journalist - Erica Landin - but it was in fact only three years ago a drank a bottle.
It has kept well, added some maturity and is in a great drinking phase right now. The nose displays a dark, focused fruit with notes of plums, blackberries, asphalt and fir smoke. Very, very good.
The taste is balanced and fine with notes of blackberries, smoke, fried herbs and hot gravel. A long, dry finish with a fine dried up warmth. Really good. I would say on top of its game. 300 bottles made and this was my last of four bought (1,3% of the total production, the equivalent of 3.120 bottles of Mouton-Rothschild in a normal year...)
91p   (tasted 2021/03)

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