2016 LS Merchants Petit Verdot

Margaret River, WA

Only 33 dozen made of this rich and seductive varietal Petit Verdot.


Out of Stock

Begs to be matched with rich food and good times.

Dylan Arvidson, Winemaker

About The Wine

For lovers of rich red wines with soul, and those who look for those small batch gems, this wine from Dylan Arvidson is going to knock your socks off.

After two months on skins, the full dark fruited spectrum of flavours available in Petit Verdot have come to the fore. Dylan makes this with a gentle hand, nursing a single barrel through to bottle. Minimal inputs resulting in maximum impact.

Margaret River produces some of the country's finest wines from Bordeaux varieties and this ranks among the best local examples of Petit Verdot you will find.

With 93 points from Gary Walsh and only 33 dozen made, this little gem won't be around for long.


About LS Merchants

We aim to push the boundaries of conservative winemaking by employing techniques learnt at home and abroad over the last 10 years, and consistently deliver interesting and thought provoking wines.

Wine is a subjective experience, we are not here to tell you what to experience but to guide you on the experience so grab a bottle of LS Merchants and lets go!

Dylan Arvidson
Dylan Arvidson
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Petit Verdot, 2months on skins in 400L Botte Barrels, basket pressed, unfined. It packs the tannin, acidity and structure PV is known for but is well balanced and refined. Black forest cake and violets on the nose with plum, raspberry, and cherry on the palate. Begs to be matched with rich food and good times.

Blend : Petit Verdot (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 33 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

"Packs a bit of tannin and lively acidity, in with cherry and chocolate, peat and dark spices. Rich and thick (like so many people), though not particularly heavy, having a certain vigorous dash and derring-do, not least for a Petit Verdot. Dried herbs and earth on the finish, with a whiff of floral perfume as it goes. Like this a lot. Plenty of crunch and interest."


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