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Le Desir, Vérité Winery 2008

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RegionU.S.A.
SubregionSonoma
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Franc/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
U.S.A.2008Le Desir, Vérité WineryBT0 \ 33220.00bt100 RP3293.33333333333100.00100.00Le Desir, Verite0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The fruit for this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec came from Chalk Hill (58%) and Alexander Valley (42%). Pierre Seillan believes the Chalk Hill fruit provides a truffle-like character and the Alexander Valley gives minerality, structure, tannin and intensity. The 2008 will be fascinating to taste next to the 2007 over the next 30+ years. Sweet mulberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of black truffles, damp earth and forest floor emerge from this beauty of stunning intensity, purity and texture. The alcohol is 14.4% and the relatively elevated pH is 3.76.

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (195), June 2011
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