Le Désir 2008

Verite Winery Le Désir 2008


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Cabernet Franc 61%, Merlot 31%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Malbec 4%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2060
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 100/100
Parker: 100/100
Decanter: 98/100
Wine Enthusiast: 97/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Le Désir 2008


Lobenberg: Le Désir, also der Wunsch, ist der charmanteste unter den drei Top-Weinen bei Verité. Ein Blend mit hohem Cabernet-Franc-Anteil. Götterstoff, gemacht für die ganz große Strecke. Der late-release 2008er kommt 2018 direkt vom Weingut, eine erste Trinkreife zeigend. DER Beweis der Größe und Langlebigkeit dieser vielleicht besten Weine Kaliforniens überhaupt. 100/100


Parker über: Le Désir

-- Parker: The fruit for this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec came from Chalk Hill (58%) and Alexander Valley (42%). Pierre Seillan believes the Chalk Hill fruit provides a truffle-like character and the Alexander Valley gives minerality, structure, tannin and intensity. The 2008 will be fascinating to taste next to the 2007 over the next 30+ years. Sweet mulberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of black truffles, damp earth and forest floor emerge from this beauty of stunning intensity, purity and texture. The alcohol is 14.4% and the relatively elevated pH is 3.76. 100/100


Decanter über: Le Désir

-- Decanter: Tasting this gives you a glimpse of what is to come from the 2018. Supremely grand and elegant, a much broader structure as the tannins have relaxed their grip, the net has opened and with it, given access to the pathways of flavour which are energised by the freshness of acidity. Complex chains of flavour make this a difficult wine to categorise or even describe. What is clear is that the wine is beginning to unfurl, giving a glimpse of the beauty and array of flavours and sensations to come. The very essence of desire. 98/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Le Désir

-- Wine Enthusiast: The 2008 vintage presented challenges for Cabernet Sauvignon, but this Cabernet Franc-based blend succeeds wildly. It's bone dry, tannic and enormously complex, with flavors of sour-cherry candy, red currant, licorice and spicy cola. Ninety-five percent new oak lends this a wonderful toastiness. Few wines could handle that much new wood, but this one can. However, it's very tannic. You can drink it now, but it should blossom after 2014. 97/100

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Pierre Seillan ist ein weiterer Winzer, den es aus Frankreich nach Kalifornien verschlagen hat. Ursprünglich aus Saint-Emilion begann die Geschichte von Verite eher als Projekt denn als in Stein gemeißeltes Ziel.

Le Désir 2008