Pirramimma McLaren Vale Petit Verdot 2012 $32 ★★★★PiPV

Petit Verdot is one of just six permitted varieties allowed in Bordeaux, but it’s a rare find outside of France, and even more so as a single example.  With aromas of dusty tobacco leaf, white pepper, cherry and dried herbs, followed by blueberry and fruitcake spice flavours that soak across the palate, this is a delicate yet grippy red that’s just perfect to pair with peppered venison.  www.wineandmore.co.nz