2006 La Violette Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • VN 92
  • WA 90

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VN 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2007
(89-92) Medium red-ruby. Utterly captivating aromas of red fruits and iron complicated by an exotic white fruit note that reminded me of viognier. Suave and silky but not at all overly sweet, with a lovely subtle perfumed... (89-92) Medium red-ruby. Utterly captivating aromas of red fruits and iron complicated by an exotic white fruit note that reminded me of viognier. Suave and silky but not at all overly sweet, with a lovely subtle perfumed character in the mouth. Very complex and distinctive 100%-merlot wine in an elegant style. Finishes long and perfumed. This property, located between Le Pin and Trotanoy, was recently purchased by Catherine Pere-Verge, owner of Le Gay. The fruit was destemmed by hand, and the must went directly into barrel for fermentation, with Michel Rolland responsible for the winemaking. -Stephen Tanzer
WA 90
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
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2006