2018 La Violette

La Violette

96Average Score
Red
En Primeur
3L
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£885.00
6L
-
0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace
£1,813.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
£1,296.00
3xMags
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£1,296.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
96
Critic Notes

Made by the team at Le Gay, the tiny production, garagiste-styled 2018 Château La Violette is another magical wine, offering a saturated purple color, heavenly notes of black and blue fruits, smoky oak, chocolate, and earth, full-bodied richness, and layers of polished tannins. Despite being a big, powerful wine, nothing is out of place, it has thrilling purity, and is a gorgeous wine any way you look at it. Buy it if you can.

Score: 96-98/100Jeb Dunnuck

This depth of fruit here is fantastic with so much berry, fig and wet-earth character, not to mention the mushrooms. Full body and polished, chewy tannins. Long and flavorful finish.

Score: 95-96/100James Suckling

The 2018 La Violette is a heady Pomerol. Crème de cassis, blueberry jam, licorice, lavender and menthol capture a striking interplay of unctuous richness and freshness. Soft curves and silky tannins add to the wine's pure appeal. Although not at all subtle, the 2018 is stunningly beautiful in a modern, sumptuous style that offers tons of immediacy. Hopefully the strong new oak signatures will integrate more fully during élevage.

Score: 94-97/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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