The 2015 La Violette has a very comely bouquet with red berry fruit, leather, sage and black truffle scents that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, and gentle grip. A rounded finish belies that backbone. What a superb Pomerol – very convincing, modern in style, sleek and quite penetrating. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Tasted blind. Lively dark crimson. Ripe black-cherry notes. Very sweet start. Verging on overripe notes with a hint of coconut oak. Big and brazen. Should sprinkle pleasure ” except to classicists.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038
Robert Parker 96+
“The 2015 La Violette is medium to deep garnet-purple with fragrant scents of potpourri, dried lavender, bouquet garni and cigar boxes over a core of warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth and packed with black fruit and spice layers, it’s framed with a firm yet velvety structure and oodles of freshness, finishing long.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2042