2015 La Violette

La Violette

94Average Score
Red
2020-2040
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£2,944.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
£246.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Drinking window
2020-2040
Critic Notes

This is a massive Pomerol with incredible concentration and power yet it holds together beautifully with chocolate, walnut and dark fruit character. Remains vibrant and lively. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

Score: 98-99/100James Suckling

The 2015 La Violette is medium to deep garnet-purple with fragrant scents of potpourri, dried lavender, bouquet garni and cigar boxes over a core of warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth and packed with black fruit and spice layers, it's framed with a firm yet velvety structure and oodles of freshness, finishing long. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2015 is one of the most finessed Pomerols of the vintage. Light on its feet but certainly not lacking in intensity the 2015 possesses gorgeous aromatic lift to match its silky, refined personality. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the next few decades. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 93-96/100Antonio Galloni

A hedonist style, with a caressing feel to the boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors that meld into fruit cake and melted licorice notes on the velvety finish. This wine has flair. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 92-95/100Wine Spectator

The 2015 La Violette is the late Catherine Père-Vergé's haut couture Pomerol: pure Merlot destemmed by hand and micro-vinified, then matured in 100% new Saury barrels. Delivering an alcohol at a modest 14.5%, it has a red cherry, kirsch, bergamot and dried orange peel scented bouquet that is defined with a touch of puppy fat; it handles the new oak in stride. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, well-judged acidity, silky smooth in texture, but perhaps not quite delivering that killer blow on the finish. Nevertheless, it is utterly seductive and very well crafted, one to watch when it is bottled. If you want a polished Pomerol, this is probably the place to come, for character and Pomerol typicité, turn to Le Gay. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2020-2040

Sister property to Ch Le Gay. Now has its own chai. Parcel by parcel and some cold soak. Floral nose. Very sweet start. Very polished - a bit over-sculpted perhaps? Very chewy end. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2032

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2032
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
15%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2040
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
15%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2040
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