Medium-deep ruby-red. Pure aromas of cassis and minerals, with complicating notes of mocha, mint and licorice. Bright, suave and densely packed, showing very good energy and intensity to the flavors of cassis, graphite and fresh violet. The long, perfumed finish features a flavor of crushed blackberry and a whiplash of harmonious acidity. Another wine in the stable of Catherine PerÃ©-VergÃ© that seems much less extracted than usual and reminiscent of the excellent 2008 made here.
Robert Parker 93
The late Madame Pere-Verge owned this little jewel of a property. The stunning 2011 exhibits a beautiful deep ruby/purple color as well as lots of floral notes, and a broad textured opulence that is atypical for the vintage. Fruity and rich, this successful, medium to full-bodied 2011 does not quite match the quality of the 2008, 2009 or 2010, but it is another brilliant effort from La Violette. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029