2011 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2011 La Violette Bordeaux Blend

NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
Tasted at Le Gay. The La Violette was picked on 21st and 22nd September at 27hl/ha and matured in Saury barrels. It has a typically very rounded almost voluptuous bouquet with an attractive brine/oyster shell accent that... Tasted at Le Gay. The La Violette was picked on 21st and 22nd September at 27hl/ha and matured in Saury barrels. It has a typically very rounded almost voluptuous bouquet with an attractive brine/oyster shell accent that is very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins a decent core of blackberry and blueberry fruit with a firm almost obdurate finish that suggests it will need 4-5 years at least in bottle. Much more controlled than the 2009 and 2010 and in my opinion all the better for it. Tasted April 2012
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The late Madame Pere-Verge owned this little jewel of a property. The stunning 2011 exhibits a beautiful deep ruby/purple color as well as lots of floral notes, and a broad textured opulence that is atypical for the... The late Madame Pere-Verge owned this little jewel of a property. The stunning 2011 exhibits a beautiful deep ruby/purple color as well as lots of floral notes, and a broad textured opulence that is atypical for the vintage. Fruity and rich, this successful, medium to full-bodied 2011 does not quite match the quality of the 2008, 2009 or 2010, but it is another brilliant effort from La Violette. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Solid with friendly plum sauce and raspberry fruit caressed by lightly toasted spice notes. Nice rounded feel through the finish. Almost too easy in feel but the length is there so this should put on some weight.-J.M.
JJB 96
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
100% merlot. From a 1.8-hectare parcel adjacent to Le Pin on unique blue clay soils found at only a few Pomerol properties including Petrus. De-stemmed by hand berry by berry. Concentrated purple color. One of the more... 100% merlot. From a 1.8-hectare parcel adjacent to Le Pin on unique blue clay soils found at only a few Pomerol properties including Petrus. De-stemmed by hand berry by berry. Concentrated purple color. One of the more plush Pomerols of the vintage this is expressive and elegant from the nose to finish. Blueberry flavors caress the mouth along with hints of tapenade licorice and lead pencil. This is as hedonistic as the 2010 but with a touch more elegance and a tad less stuffing in the middle. A standout for the appellation! Enjoy 2018-2030. Only 416 cases produced. Michel Rolland consults.