Vellum2009 Vellum Black
Vellum Black is comprised of 85% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, used to add structure and bring the wine back to mid palate. Lehmann is looking for a certain austerity in Petit Verdot that will lead to beauty over time. Notes of blueberry, wild blackberry bramble and tabacco are there to be found with a tannin finese, like finely woven linen, dropping over you.
Bottled unfiltered and unfined this wine will pair very well with lamb or beef selections and can be counted on for definite ageworthy capacity.
Reviewed January 13, 2013 by Roger King.