2011 La Pointe Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 92
  • JS 91
  • WS 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 La Pointe Bordeaux Blend

NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The La Pointe 2011 has a focused bouquet with fresh dark berry fruit that is totally in tune with the new oak. There is a nice touch of oyster shell developing with time. The palate is succulent and supple on the entry... The La Pointe 2011 has a focused bouquet with fresh dark berry fruit that is totally in tune with the new oak. There is a nice touch of oyster shell developing with time. The palate is succulent and supple on the entry with lifted dark berries fine minerality and quite a dense finish that does not exhibit any of the greenness that an old La Pointe would have in such a vintage. Very fine from Eric Monnoret and his team. Tasted April 2012.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Lots of mineral flower and blueberry character in this. Full body with silky tannins and a juicy lemon rind finish. Stylish for the vintage.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Has focus and consistent flesh from start to finish with plum raspberry and blackberry fruit supported by dusty tannins and backed by well-integrated spice on the finish.-J.M.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This is a strong effort from La Pointe, another estate that seems to be producing better and better wines. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 reveals a dense ruby/plum/purple color, a sweet perfume of... This is a strong effort from La Pointe, another estate that seems to be producing better and better wines. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 reveals a dense ruby/plum/purple color, a sweet perfume of black raspberries, black currants, licorice and subtle high quality oak, medium to full body, and an expansive, broad, pure texture. Drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 94
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
85% merlot 15% cabernet franc aged in a combination of 50% new and 50% one-year-old barriques. Average vine age is 35 years planted in differentiated parcels of clay deep gravel and sand. Medium opaque purple hue. The... 85% merlot 15% cabernet franc aged in a combination of 50% new and 50% one-year-old barriques. Average vine age is 35 years planted in differentiated parcels of clay deep gravel and sand. Medium opaque purple hue. The subtly expressive bouquet features notes of clay white pepper and cloves. Shows a core of delicious tangy cherry with sleek minerality and cola flavor running through from entry to finish. The tannins are full but angular leaving a balanced lingering package of elegance. Enjoy 2015-2025.