Tasted blind. Deep ruby garnet. Toasted cereals on the nose, together with hints of menthol and redcurrants. Oaky. The palate is much improved, bursting with lively red fruit and cherry blossom. Compact and linear, this is energetic and lithe. Bright and cool on a long finish. (TP)
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2036
Robert Parker 94
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Violette sails out of the glass with expressive scents of baked plums, blueberry preserves and blackberry pie plus suggestions of spice cake, chocolate box and powdered cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruits with a firm, fine-grained frame and long, fragrant finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042