2010 La Violette Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JL 99
  • WA 97
  • VN 96
  • JL 94
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 92
  • JS 92

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020
(97+ points) Made of 100% Merlot, the deep garnet colored 2010 La Violette comes bounding out of the glass with notes of kirsch, black raspberries, baked cherries and mulberries plus wafts of stewed tea, cedar chest and... expand (97+ points) Made of 100% Merlot, the deep garnet colored 2010 La Violette comes bounding out of the glass with notes of kirsch, black raspberries, baked cherries and mulberries plus wafts of stewed tea, cedar chest and dried Provence herbs. Full-bodied, the palate is still carrying a lot of oak with youthful black and red berry preserves layers and a chewy texture, finishing very long and spritely.- LPB collapse
JL 99
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2015
Wow, did I get this wrong on barrel. It happens. But I am man enough to willingly admit it. This has blossomed into one of the silkiest, sexiest, wines I’ve tasted in ages. The perfect ripe sweet fruit feels like each... expand Wow, did I get this wrong on barrel. It happens. But I am man enough to willingly admit it. This has blossomed into one of the silkiest, sexiest, wines I’ve tasted in ages. The perfect ripe sweet fruit feels like each berry was hand polished with a velvet cloth. The wine is rich, concentrated, deep, long, complex and utterly hedonistic. Pure bottled hedonism at its best! Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Ch%C3%A2teau%20La%20Violette collapse
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020
(97+ points) Made of 100% Merlot, the deep garnet colored 2010 La Violette comes bounding out of the glass with notes of kirsch, black raspberries, baked cherries and mulberries plus wafts of stewed tea, cedar chest and... expand (97+ points) Made of 100% Merlot, the deep garnet colored 2010 La Violette comes bounding out of the glass with notes of kirsch, black raspberries, baked cherries and mulberries plus wafts of stewed tea, cedar chest and dried Provence herbs. Full-bodied, the palate is still carrying a lot of oak with youthful black and red berry preserves layers and a chewy texture, finishing very long and spritely.- LPB collapse
VN 96
Vinous, July 2013
Deep red-ruby. Rich aromas and flavors of cassis, dark cherry, cedar and minerals, complemented by sexy oak nuances. Rich but not excessively weighty on the palate, offering an outstanding combination of density and... expand Deep red-ruby. Rich aromas and flavors of cassis, dark cherry, cedar and minerals, complemented by sexy oak nuances. Rich but not excessively weighty on the palate, offering an outstanding combination of density and intensity of flavor. Finishes with noble, fine-grained tannins and subtle notes of black pepper and herbs. Less dainty and floral than the 2009, but with greater depth. As with many wines from the late Catherine Péré-Vergé's portfolio, the tannins here have smoothed out considerably since the Primeurs. -- Stephen Tanzer collapse
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... expand 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. collapse
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.
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... expand 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- collapse
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Charming floral nose with violet and fragrant wild strawberries. Equally fine on the palate with wonderfully textured fine fruit and silky tannins. Racy and well balanced. So drinkable now but better in 2016.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork