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2008 Château La Violette

ITEM 7984519 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
DreadLor… 1 $215 $215
5 $215
Item Sold Amount Date
I7989697 4 $215 Oct 31, 2021
I7984519 1 $215 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits tell-tale floral notes intertwined with raspberries, sweet black cherries, licorice and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and strikingly pure as well as multilayered...

90Wine Spectator

This is ripe and filled in, with plum sauce, warm currant paste and cherry preserve flavors all wrapped together and carried by the plush, velvety finish. There’s a modern kiss of toast on the back end. Nicely done.

90Stephen Tanzer

Superripe aromas of blackberry and licorice. Fat, lush and sweet, with excellent depth of texture. Wonderfully layered, large-scaled, utterly seamless wine...

PRODUCER

Château La Violette

Château La Violette is an 8.5-acre estate near Château Le Pin and Château Trotanoy in Pomerol. Since 2005 it has been owned by Catherine Pere-Verge. The vineyards are 100% Merlot and on average the vines are 40 years old. Consulting winemaker Michel Rolland has helped craft the wines of this estate since Pere-Verge acquired it. About 5,000 bottles are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux’s red wine producing regions, with only about 2,000 acres of vineyards. Located on the east side of the Dordogne River, it is one of the so-called “right bank” appellations and therefore planted primarily to Merlot. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that it is the only district never to have been rated in a classification system. Some historians think Pomerol’s location on the right bank made it unattractive to Bordeaux-based wine traders, who had plenty of wine from Medoc and Graves to export to England and northern Europe. Since ranking estates was essentially a marketing ploy to help brokers sell wine, ranking an area where they did little business held no interest for them. Pomerol didn’t get much attention from the international wine community until the 1960s, when Jean-Pierre Moueix, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, started buying some of Pomerol’s best estates and exporting the wines. Today the influential Moueix family owns Pomerol’s most famous estate, Château Pétrus, along with numerous other Pomerol estates. Pomerol wines, primarily Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, are considered softer and less tannic than left bank Bordeaux.