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Le Desir, Vérité Winery 2013

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

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
U.S.A.2013Le Desir, Vérité WineryBT502,700.001299 RP6030099.0099.00Le Desir, Verite0.75
U.S.A.2013Le Desir, Vérité Winery

Individual OWC

MG302,950.00699 RP18327.7777706666799.0099.00Le Desir, Verite1.5
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Tasting Notes

The 2013 Le Desir represents 2,500 cases. This is the softest of the three wines in 2013, and this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec emerges with more than half of the cuvée coming from Hillsides in Alexander Valley, 37% from Chalk Hill and the rest tiny dollops from Bennett Valley and Knights Valley. Opaque purple, like its siblings, the wine is showing incredible floral, blueberry and espresso notes, exotic Asian spices, velvety texture, a supple, multilayered mouthfeel and incredible finish, with incense and licorice. This is magnificent young wine, with a good 40-50 years of upside potential. Pierre Seillan is justifiably proud of what he has achieved, and his first vintage of Vérité was only 1998, but they go from strength to strength.

99
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (221), October 2016

The 2013 Le Désir is a 2,500-case blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. It exhibits nearly surreal notes of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, graphite, vanilla and spring flowers. Deep, dense and velvety textured, it combines great intellectual interest with sensational hedonism in a full-bodied, voluptuously textured style. All three 2013s appear to have incredible potential. I look forward to tasting them out of bottle.

96/100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (216), December 2014
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