2008 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2008 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Fashioned from yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare with 13.5% natural alcohol the opaque ruby-hued 2008 exhibits tell-tale floral notes intertwined with raspberries sweet black cherries licorice and cassis. Medium to... Fashioned from yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare with 13.5% natural alcohol the opaque ruby-hued 2008 exhibits tell-tale floral notes intertwined with raspberries sweet black cherries licorice and cassis. Medium to full-bodied beautifully concentrated and strikingly pure as well as multilayered the 2008 despite its precociousness will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 20-25 years. It is one of the top successes of the vintage.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Ruby-red. Violet aromas intermingle with pomegranate and sweet licorice notes. Lovely minerally pure red fruit flavors are framed by fine acidity and polished tannins. A very pure and seamless wine with a finish that... Ruby-red. Violet aromas intermingle with pomegranate and sweet licorice notes. Lovely minerally pure red fruit flavors are framed by fine acidity and polished tannins. A very pure and seamless wine with a finish that lasts for minutes. No excesses here just a simply excellent wine with near-perfect balance. In a tasting of the three vintages of La Violette made thus far by new owner Catherine Pere-Verge (working with consulting winemaker Michel Rolland) the '08 is the best of the three. In fact this is one of the top half dozen wines of 2008-no great surprise to insiders who know that La Violette's vineyards are extremely well placed and that outstanding wines albeit in a different style were already being made back in the '80s by the previous owner.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This is ripe and filled in with plum sauce warm currant paste and cherry preserve flavors all wrapped together and carried by the plush velvety finish. There's a modern kiss of toast on the back end. Nicely done. Drink... This is ripe and filled in with plum sauce warm currant paste and cherry preserve flavors all wrapped together and carried by the plush velvety finish. There's a modern kiss of toast on the back end. Nicely done. Drink now through 2015. -J.M.