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2009 Château la Violette


Ex-château; recent library release help

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$825.00 per Bottle


4 Bottles




"Wow, did I underrate this wine from cask. I thought it was outstanding, but this wine is one of the superstars of the vintage. An extraordinarily provocative, exotic nose of a florist shop intermixed with raspberry and blueberry liqueur soars from the glass of this very aromatic/fragrant wine. Dense purple in color, with silky tannins, a full-bodied mouthfeel, great nobility and palate penetration, this is a sensational, compelling Pomerol to drink over the next 20-25 years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/28/2012)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2011-2036

"Bright ruby. Expressive aromas of cassis, dark plum, mocha, cinnamon and violet. Sweet, broad and pliant but also light on its feet, with intense, delineated flavors of dark berries, violet and spicy oak. The ultra-smooth, practically weightless finish offers lingering notes of flowers, spices and minerals. Great wine--and completely different from the astringent, overextracted monster I recall tasting at the Primeurs." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 94

"The 2009 La Violette has quite a high-toned and yet at the same time, slight earthy bouquet that feels fresh and lively, more black fruit than its Pomerol peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, quite savory with touches of dried blood and tobacco/bayleaf on the finish. The late Catherine Père-Vergé oversaw a very fine La Violette this year. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2042

"A wine with delicate, yet ripe fruit character such as blueberries and vanilla. Full and very silky with fine tannins and a delicious finish. Best in 2015." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/02/2012)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2015

"Tasted blind. Smells just like a Margaux! Or do I mean a Ch du Tertre with its light biscuity oakiness? Fresh and lively. This would go down a storm in a Margaux flight. It’s lots of fun: fragrant and sweet without being richly opulent." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2018-2032

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