2010 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 94
  • JL 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2010 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This tiny jewel of a property consists of five acres planted with 100% Merlot (over 50 years of age) in clay limestone and gravelly soils situated between Le Pin and Trotanoy. Made from yields of 20 hectoliters per... 2010: This tiny jewel of a property consists of five acres planted with 100% Merlot (over 50 years of age) in clay limestone and gravelly soils situated between Le Pin and Trotanoy. Made from yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare the 2010 surprisingly possesses only 13.5% alcohol (some of its neighbors hit 14.5-15%). As its name suggests the hallmark of La Violette is its striking floral character. In many ways it is a more flowery version of La Conseillante which comes from the gravelly soils on the St.-Emilion border. This offering's dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of flowers raspberries and kirsch. With sweet tannins a full-bodied richness and elegance as well as a sublime lightness this unusual Pomerol is characterized by its quintessential finesse elegance and flowery qualities. A remarkable wine it can be drunk young or cellared for 15-20 years.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - 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
Jeff Leve - 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
James Suckling - 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 - 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
John Perry - 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.