La Violette 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill

This 1.6 hectare vineyard is owned by the family of the late Catherine Péré-Vergé (of Chateau Le Gay) although 0.3 hectares are not currently in production. Only a few hundred cases of luxurious Pomerol are made here annually. The property is situated in between Le Pin and Trotanoy, and planted with 100% Merlot from 50 year old vines. The fruit is de-stemmed by hand by 50 people with micro-vinification and elevage in 100% new oak.


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La Violette BT9,9001,800-2,3502,64095/97NMAdd to Basket
La Violette BT6 1,320 Add to Basket
La Violette MG 2,655 Add to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The wine is as always 100% Merlot in 2019, with a yield of 30hl/ha that will produce a tiny 5,000 bottles. The grapes were harvested between 17th September and 1st October. The abv is 14.5%. Deep purple in colour with a rich and evocative nose of violets, blueberries and deep cassis, accented by sweet vanilla and cinnamon. The palate is opulent and fleshy, one of blueberry doughnuts and sweet morello cherries. Despite this ripeness, there is a fresh, floral purity and bright acidity. The tannins are very glossy and ripe, offering a cashmere texture and further promoting the chocolatey, indulgent intensity of the fruit core. Dropdead gorgeous, but still harmonious, with a very long finish.

Score: 18.5+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

The 2019 La Violette bursts out of the blocks with a smorgasbord of lush black cherry and blueberry fruit swathed in new oak, well defined and focused with incense and Clementine scents emerging with aeration. The palate is bright and fresh on the entry. The new oak here is nearly folded into the mostly black fruit laced with graphite (you might be duped into thinking there is a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend!) Long in the mouth, this is a less flashy and more classically styled La Violette that should give 30 years of pleasure. Excellent. 2024 - 2050

Score: 95/97Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2019 La Violette flaunts a stunning nose of Black Forest cake, red roses, blueberry preserves and prunes with hints of black tea, cinnamon toast, Sichuan pepper and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully poised with firm, ripe tannins and lovely freshness supporting the fragrant black fruit layers, finishing long and spicy.

Score: 94/96Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020

The 2019 La Violette is a rich, dense wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, sweet spice and new leather all flesh out in the glass. La Violette is heady and exotic to the core, showing tremendous depth and concentration. This is a decidedly extracted style, with plenty of oak influence.

Score: 92/94Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

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