Drink: 2019 – 2035
Price: $400.35 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2014 La Violette has a powerful bouquet that is slightly gamey like its sibling Le Gay: plenty of red and black fruit infused with clove, crushed violets and singed leather. Maybe this is less glossy than previous vintages of La Violette that tends to be extremely polished. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins. There is a fine bead of acidity and the texture is unashamedly silky smooth; plush with cassis, blueberry and raspberry coulis flourishing on the typically sumptuous finish. This is very seductive: a Pomerol with panache. It should drink well for 15-20 years. This is gorgeous.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 93
The 2014 La Violette comes across as quite pretty, but also straightforward in this vintage. Savory herbs, tobacco and cedar meld into expressive dark red/purplish-hued fruits. Polished and nuanced throughout, the 2014 is very nicely balanced, even if it is not particularly complex.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 88-91
Complex aromas of blueberries, blackberries and licorice follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory and flavorful aftertaste. Needs four to five years to show you what its got but a beauty already.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 94
Delightfully pure, with gorgeous raspberry and boysenberry confiture notes streaming through, inlaid with subtle black tea and melted licorice snap accents. Shows spine for balance, but this is polished, creamy and inviting now. A hedonist’s delight. Drink now through 2030. 292 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 92