2010 La Violette Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 94
  • JL 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 92

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Reg: $1,995.00

$1,750.00

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Sadly, there's not a whole lot of production to this microscopic estate in Pomerol, but the name says it all. The awesome aromatics include not only raspberries, black cherries, and blackberry, but also the floral perfume... Sadly, there's not a whole lot of production to this microscopic estate in Pomerol, but the name says it all. The awesome aromatics include not only raspberries, black cherries, and blackberry, but also the floral perfume of an haute couture house. Its terrific aromatics are followed by a wine with quintessential elegance married to almost unbridled density of fruit, all presented in a flawless and seamless concoction of full-bodied power, elegance and purity. This is a riveting wine and certainly one of the great classics to ever be produced by this tiny estate. Kudos to proprietress Catherine Pere-Verge. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, March 2011
Quite lush with inviting cherry preserves plum sauce and cassis character. Very silky and refined with perfumy tea and incense notes. Long. -J.M.
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From 100% old Merlot vines located on the Pomerol plateau the wine pops with scents of violets chocolate black raspberry jam licorice and truffle. In the mouth lush black plum dark cherry and earthy flavors are discovered... From 100% old Merlot vines located on the Pomerol plateau the wine pops with scents of violets chocolate black raspberry jam licorice and truffle. In the mouth lush black plum dark cherry and earthy flavors are discovered in the finish.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2011
The plummy almost jammy character is enticing with a mineral and stoney undertone. Full and velvety. Generous. Better than 2009.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Tasted at Chateau Le Gay pure Merlot of course Catherine Pere-Verge's deluxe cuvee has a limpid purple/ruby colour. The nose is timid at first expanding in the glass with touches of violet (quel surprise!) crème de cassis... Tasted at Chateau Le Gay pure Merlot of course Catherine Pere-Verge's deluxe cuvee has a limpid purple/ruby colour. The nose is timid at first expanding in the glass with touches of violet (quel surprise!) crème de cassis and a touch of Dorset plum and vanilla. The palate is almost mellifluous on the entry rounded and velvety in texture with a lot of creamy new oak. Very modern in style seductive but those tannins lend a little tension to the finish that was perhaps missing on the 2009 La Violette. Ravishing as always (although personally Le Gay is more my style.) Drink 2015-
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, April 2011
100% merlot. Near I both Le Pin and Trotanoy the two-hectare section of the vineyard is over 50 years old. The soil is a mix of clay and limestone with gravel and the famous crasse de fer deep into the subsoil... 100% merlot. Near I both Le Pin and Trotanoy the two-hectare section of the vineyard is over 50 years old. The soil is a mix of clay and limestone with gravel and the famous crasse de fer deep into the subsoil. Sustainable viticulture is practiced here. Harvested between Oct. 2nd and Oct. 13th. Net yields of just 20 hls/ha. 100% new oak. 13.5% alcohol. Super perfumed and fragrant the nose displays gobs of blue and red berry and an enthralling floral note I couldn't get enough of. Remarkably plush and supple on the palate the fruit is complemented by decadent notes of mocha on the finish. Not quite as structured as its stable mate Le Gay this is still a hedonistic treat to enjoy for 20+ years. Michel Rolland consults.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork