The 2018 La Rose Perriere is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that epitomizes the elegance and complexity of wines from the Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. With a deep garnet-purple color that catches the eye, this wine is a true visual delight.
Upon opening the bottle, an enchanting perfume fills the air, revealing enticing aromas of Black Forest cake, ripe plums, blackberry preserves, and delicate lilacs. As the wine develops in the glass, additional layers of licorice, pencil shavings, cedar chest, and fragrant earth emerge, creating a captivating sensory experience.
On the palate, the La Rose Perriere showcases its full-bodied nature with richness and sumptuousness. Although still showing some oak influence, the wine delivers ripe, velvety tannins that caress the palate with finesse. Its fantastic freshness adds vibrancy to the overall tasting experience. The finish is long and memorable, leaving lingering impressions of earth and mineral nuances.
Notable wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown, from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, awarded this wine an impressive score of 92 points. She suggests allowing the oak to fully integrate and the wine to develop further for 3-4 years before indulging in its pleasures. With proper cellaring, the La Rose Perriere can be enjoyed over the next 15 years or more.
Other esteemed critics have also recognized the merits of this wine. James Suckling, from jamessuckling.com, rated it 90 points, praising its aromas of stewed plum, blueberry, chocolate, and licorice. Additionally, Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 91 points, highlighting its modern style, cassis, raspberry, and blueberry-like fruits, elegant texture, and ripe tannins. Antonio Galloni, from Vinous, similarly scored it 91 points, noting its richness, depth, inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, spice, lavender, and menthol flavors.
Produced by La Rose Perriere, this wine is a testament to their commitment to crafting exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of Lussac-Saint-Emilion. With a cork closure and an alcohol content of 14.5%, the La Rose Perriere is a true gem that deserves a place in any wine enthusiast's collection.