Weinwisser: "Betörendes Bouquet, frischgepflückte rote Johannisbeere, verführerisches Veilchenparfüm, heller Tabak, getrockneter Thymian und Alpenheidelbeere. Am komplexen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, herrlicher Extraktfülle, bleibt dabei aber kompakt und geradlinig, engmaschiges Tanningerüst getragen von einer magischen Rasse, der Pomerol wirkt leichtfüssig und tiefgründig. Im konzentrierten Finale eine grandiose Symbiose von Finesse und Kraft – grandiose Leistung, ich hatte Gänsehaut. Top-Empfehlung!"
Neal Martin: "The 2021 La Violette has a typically precocious bouquet with violet-tinged blackberry and cassis fruit. The oak is nicely integrated and it feels less ostentatious than previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins and good grip. This is very pure with a dash of black pepper infusing the mélange of black and blue fruit. There is plenty of substance on the finish that should ensure this Pomerol will age well in bottle."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Espresso beans, roasted plums, incense, spice, black cherries, flowers and wet earth fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is plush and polished, soft, silky and fresh with concentrated layers of espresso tinted, spicy cherries, plums, cocoa and blackberries as well as a touch of chalk in the endnote. 13.4% ABV, the harvest took place September 29-October 4. The yields were low at 20 hectoliters hectare, about half of the normal production, so this is going to be very hard, if not impossible to find after release. Drink from 2025-2045."
Galloni: "The 2021 La Violette has good energy, although it also comes across as a bit clenched. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and mint are nicely delineated. All this needs is a bit more mid-palate depth."
Decanter: "Subtle floral nose, blackcurrants and purple flowers - some red cherry and perfume too which continues on the palate. I like the boldness here, this is dark and serious and you get that chocolate and liquorice more than the overt fruit or acidity at the moment. Quite strict, focused in one layer from start to finish. It has good clarity and precision, feels clean and well worked with a crispness as well as a firm backbone that drives the wine. It’s just a little sombre and serious but dedicated. Shows lots of promise."
Suckling: "Sweet berry and spice with some pie-crust character. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish."
Wine Advocate: "Offering up aromas of cherries, cassis and plums mingled with notions of licorice, spices and creamy new oak, the 2021 La Violette is a medium to full-bodied, rich and layered wine built around a fleshy core of fruit and powdery, liberally extracted tannins. Like ist stablemate Le Gay, it's vinified entirely in new barrels."
Perroti-Brown: "The 2021 La Violette is deep garnet-purple colored. It has a fragrant nose of kirsch, black cherry preserves, and blueberry compote, plus suggestions of potpourri, tilled soil, and Ceylon tea. The medium-bodied palate has a quiet intensity of red and blue fruits with soft, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and perfumed."
Chateau La Violette
Chateau La Violette, 203, route de Myans, 73800 LES MARCHES, Frankreich