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La Violette 2008

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2008La VioletteBT462,350.001295 RP54261.1111106666795.0095.00Violette0.75
Bordeaux2008La VioletteMG02400.00bt95 RP2266.6666666666795.0095.00Violette1.5
Bordeaux2008La Violette

Ex Chateau, Individual OWC

3 bottle minimum order

MG132,400.00695 RP9266.6666666666795.0095.00Violette1.5
Bordeaux2008La VioletteDM-5900.00bt95 RP530095.0095.00Violette3
Bordeaux2008La Violette

Ex Chateau

DM-3900.00bt95 RP330095.0095.00Violette3
Bordeaux2008La VioletteIM-32,100.00bt95 RP335095.0095.00Violette6
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Tasting Notes

Fashioned from yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare with 13.5% natural alcohol, the opaque ruby-hued 2008 exhibits tell-tale floral notes intertwined with raspberries, sweet black cherries, licorice and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and strikingly pure as well as multilayered, the 2008, despite its precociousness, will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 20-25 years. It is one of the top successes of the vintage

95
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

All that has changed as evidenced by the profound 2008. This flowery, flamboyant, complex Pomerol exhibits incredible sweetness, an inky/ruby/purple color, and a sensational, full-bodied, velvety, lush texture (crammed with blue and black fruits) that caresses the palate with a delicacy as well as the incredible substance of a world-class dancer. The sweetness of the tannin, beautiful precision and purity, nuanced character from good acids, and incredibly low yields have resulted in an other-worldly, sublime wine that clearly merits its name. This 2008 Pomerol will be drinkable in 3-4 years, and should evolve for three decades.

96/98
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (182), April 2009
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