2006 La Joie

Verite

94Average Score
Red
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£3,053.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace
£1,527.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£255.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£509.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Critic Notes

Bright ruby-red. High-pitched, vibrant aromas of cassis, flowers and licorice. The palate offers terrific sappy cut and intensity, with powerful, mouthcoating flavors of cassis, violet, lavender, minerals, spices and crushed rock. This very young wine is most impressive of all today on the booster rocket of a finish, which stains the palate with flavor. This wonderfully deep and concentrated wine has fruit of steel and seems destined for a glorious evolution in bottle. As good as Napa's best cult wines at a fraction the price. May 2009, www.vinous.com

Score: 96-/100Stephen Tanzer

This blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec is a broodingly burly, masculine wine with lots of intensity and richness, but not the finesse, charm or overall complexity of top vintages of La Joie. More undeveloped and monolithic than usual, it may simply need additional time in the bottle. May 2011, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
United States
Region
California
Sub-region
Sonoma Coast
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
United States
Region
California
Sub-region
Sonoma Coast
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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