2006 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2006 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the château, the 2006 La Violette was the maiden vintage from the late Catherine Père-Vergé. It has a slightly more youthful bouquet than the 2006 Le Gay, although in some ways it is less interesting. That said... Tasted at the château, the 2006 La Violette was the maiden vintage from the late Catherine Père-Vergé. It has a slightly more youthful bouquet than the 2006 Le Gay, although in some ways it is less interesting. That said, there are enjoyable leather and Morrocan spice aromas to be enjoyed. It just feels a tad static in comparison. The palate is medium-bodied with candied fruit on the entry, notes of licorice and melted tar. Interestingly, the bottle shown at Farr Vintners' blind tasting performed better than the one at the property (and incidentally, instantly nailed as La Violette thanks to its plumpness and polished sheen.) This demonstrated more complexity on the nose with a light marine influence. I would drink this over the next decade. Tasted April 2016. - Neal Martin
JJB 96
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, March 2007
A dark red core is surrounded by a lighter pink rim with hints of violet. Dusty black fruit and blueberry aromas are encircled by black licorice and sage and mint with beautiful floral violet notes. This is a very elegant... A dark red core is surrounded by a lighter pink rim with hints of violet. Dusty black fruit and blueberry aromas are encircled by black licorice and sage and mint with beautiful floral violet notes. This is a very elegant style of wine. Fresh red raspberry and strawberry flavors up front are mirrored by dark blackberry on the back. This is a full and balanced wine. Tasted twice with consistent notes.From the owners of Le Gay La Violette is produced from a 1.5 hectare parcel on the edge of Le Pin. All fermentation is done in barrel and the whole berries are placed in one by one to avoid bruising of the fruit.