La Violette 2007
The first vintage from new proprietor Catherine Pere Verge, the 2007 La Violette is a 100% Merlot made from yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. Aromas of violets, blueberries, raspberries, and lavender emerge from this perfumed wine. It is not the biggest Pomerol in 2007 (Clinet and Le Gay qualify for that prize), but it is ethereal in its finesse, purity, intensity, and layered mouthfeel. Luscious and delicate with admirable intensity, this beauty comes from a very special terroir. Sadly, production is so tiny, few consumers will ever get a chance to taste it. The 2007 should drink well for 10-15 years. Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
A Catherine Peré-Vergé wine. Very rich, late picked nose. Quite fresh on the front palate – then very stern tannins. Dry finish, Made in barrique since 2006 from a tiny 2ha plot between Le Pin and Trotanoy. A bit raw. Drink 2012 - 2016
|Score: 15.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
An aromatic and spicy nose here - cherries, nutmeg, and clove with a slight note of flint and gun smoke. The palate reveals an earthy quality to the core of plum and black cherry fruit. The complexity of spice follows through from the nose and compliments the silky smooth tannins that provides great texture. This savoury wine is an absolute delight, and a triumph of the 2007 vintage.
| ||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2013|
Bright medium ruby. Highly perfumed nose offers blackberry, violet and mint. Dense and sweet but at the same time juicy and bright, with lovely mineral and floral lift giving the flavors a deceptive lightness. There's something Burgundian about this wonderfully suave Pomerol. Finishes with fine tannins and captivating lingering perfume. One of my sentimental favorites of the vintage. No one could accuse consulting winemaker Michel Rolland of overextracting; on the contrary, this is delicate and refined.
|Score: 90/92||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar|
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