2016, Violette

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 91 - 93

Drinking Dates: 2022-2040

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 28-Apr-2017

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Violette is a little reticent to begin, unfurling to give crushed blackberries and blackcurrants notes with touches of forest floor, truffles, cast iron pan and star anise. The palate is exquisitely balanced and intense, with firm, ripe tannins and seamless freshness framing the rock-solid, muscular fruit, finishing very long.