Verite Winery

Sammlerbox: Les Vérités 2018 - Trio (La Muse- La Joie- Le Désir) (3 Flaschen) 2018

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Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2025–2066
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
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Lobenberg: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98+–99/100
Parker: 97+–100/100
Suckling: 97–99/100
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USA, Californien
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Heiner Lobenberg über:
Sammlerbox: Les Vérités 2018 - Trio (La Muse- La Joie- Le Désir) (3 Flaschen) 2018

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Lobenberg: La Muse: In der Nase zartes Parfum, Merlot von seiner nobelsten Seite: Zwetschgen, Brombeeren, eingelegte Himbeeren und Kirschen, unterlegt von milden Gewürzen wie Piment, Wacholderbeeren und dunkler Schokolade, schwarzen Oliven und etwas Mon Cherie. Hellfarbig im Glas ist er am Gaumen von feinstem Pomerolstil. Seidige vollreife Tannine höchster Eleganz, die Textur ätherisch transparent mit enormer Finesse und fast burgundisch anmutendem Stil für einen Kalifornier. Der Gerbstoff abermals samtig, dabei unaufdringlich konturierend im episch langen Nachhall. 100/100Le Désir: Die Nase des violetten Weines erinnert auch violette Frucht, Cassis, Crème de Mure, Schwarzkirschen und Zwetschgen, gepaart mit floralen Kopfnoten nach Veilchen und Malvenblüten. Reife vegetabile Noten geben ihm einen dezent herben Anstrich in der Nase, unterlegt von deftigen Noten nach gebratener Blutwurst oder gegrillter Ente. Die animalische Seite des Cabernet Francs erscheint hier domestiziert, gescheitelt und frisiert mit Motörhead auf den Kopfhörern. Am Gaumen mit rasantem Trinkfluss und den Verité-typischen, seidigen Tanninen, die den Wein zuerst sehr zart erscheinen lassen, ihm jedoch Rückgrat und Statur verleihen. Die reife Frucht wird flankiert von feinsten Gerbstoffen, die sein Korsett formidabel schnüren. Feine Extraktsüße mit ätherisch kühlem, dramatisch langem Finish. 99+/100La Joie: Cassisholz und Blätter, Zeder, gegerbtes Leder und dunkle Schokolade eröffnen würzig die Nase und werden gefolgt von mild geröstetem Kaffee, gegrillter roter Paprika. Eine ätherisch röstige Kopfnote und eine Handvoll vollreifer schwarzer Johannisbeeren runden das eindeutige Cabernet-Versprechen ab, das am Gaumen problemlos gehalten wird. Mit überraschend schlankem Fluss braucht der La Joie keinen Bombast und auch kein Fett auf der Hüfte, um seine Kraft zu beweisen. Mit seidigem Tannin und überragendem Trinkfluss ist er mineralisch fundiert bei feiner roter Frucht ohne eine Spur von Überextraktion. Ätherisch kühl mit ambrosialem Finish vereint er Kraft und Eleganz. Eher Nurejew als Schwarzenegger. 97-98/100

98+–99
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Jeb Dunnuck über: Sammlerbox: Les Vérités 2018 - Trio (La Muse- La Joie- Le Désir) (3 Flaschen)

-- Jeb Dunnuck: La Muse: Checking in as 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Malbec that was raised in new French oak, the 2018 La Muse reveals a dense purple hue to go with plenty of black cherry and currant fruits as well as cedar pencil, graphite, dark chocolate, and smoked tobacco. Ripe, full-bodied, and brilliantly balanced on the palate, with both elegance and incredible opulence, it's a hypothetical mix of Châteaux Canon and Lafite. This masterpiece of a Merlot can be drunk any time over the coming 20-30 years. Give bottles an hour in a decanter if drinking any time soon. 99/100La Joie: Lastly, the 2018 La Joie does everything right and offers a Château Lafite-like style in both its aromatics and its elegant, seamless mouthfeel. Gorgeous blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, damp earth, unsmoked tobacco, and woodsmoke nuances all develop with time in the glass and this is one of those wines that offers something new every time you come back to the glass. Rich, medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced, and incredibly elegant, it has ripe, polished, yet substantial tannins, remarkable purity of fruit, and a thrilling finish. Give bottles 4-5 years and it will keep for 30 years or more.98+/100Le Désir: The Cabernet Franc blend of the trio, the 2018 Le Desir is 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 6% Malbec, and as with all these wines, it was brought up in new barrels. Ruby/purple and not completely opaque, it offers up a classic Cabernet Franc nose of mostly red fruits, spring flowers, damp earth, cedary spices, and truffle. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shines for its incredible elegance and purity more than outright power, yet it still brings plenty of richness. With ultra-fine tannins, perfect balance, and one heck of a great finish, it's another great, great wine from this estate.98+/100

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Parker über: Sammlerbox: Les Vérités 2018 - Trio (La Muse- La Joie- Le Désir) (3 Flaschen)

-- Parker: La Muse: A blend of 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, the 2018 La Muse was matured 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the nose delivers a powerful perfume of cherry pie, blackberry preserves and baked plums, followed by suggestions of red roses, cast-iron pan, underbrush and unsmoked cigars, plus wafts of licorice and oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the black fruit and exotic spice layers flow so gracefully over the palate, textured by plush tannins and lifted with seamless freshness, finishing epically long and achingly fragrant. The intensity and complexity of aromas and flavors—all waltzing in captivating harmony—cannot fail to make your head spin in the best possible way. Electrifying! 100/100 La Joie: Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, the 2018 La Joie displays an opaque purple-black color, slowly unfurling to offer profound notes of crème de cassis, preserved plums and boysenberries, with hints of rare beef, pencil lead, black olives and lilacs, plus touches of fertile loam and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate has jaw-dropping elegance and poise, featuring a solid backbone of firm, very fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the intense mineral-laced black fruit layers, finishing long with loads of savory and floral sparks. Simply breathtaking! 98/100Le Désir: Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec, the 2018 Le Désir was aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it is a little closed to begin, soon unfurling to offer glimpses at notes of kirsch, raspberry preserves and mulberry scents, plus hints of cedar chest, crushed rocks, bay leaves, Sichuan pepper and lavender with a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has tons of freshness to support the melange of preserved red and black fruits, textured by grainy tannins, finishing with a lingering peppery kick. It may require just a little more time to come around than the La Joie and La Muse, and then I suspect this beauty is going to reward the patient. 97+/100

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Suckling über: Sammlerbox: Les Vérités 2018 - Trio (La Muse- La Joie- Le Désir) (3 Flaschen)

-- Suckling: La Muse: One of the most refined and tight Muses with blackberries, milk chocolate, pine needles and hints of dried herbs. Full-bodied, yet so in check with a great finish. It’s seamless and goes on and one. Intellectual, compared to past vintages. 90% merlot with some malbec and cabernet franc. Try after 2026, but attractive now.98/100La Joie: Blackberries, black mushrooms, violets, flowers, and dark tobacco. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, yet in check and pretty. The fine tannins frame the wine perfectly. Really long and focused. Seamless. Elegance with power. This will age incredibly well, but already so gorgeous to try. 76% cabernet sauvignon, 9% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot and 3% malbec. Try after 2026, but attractive now. 99/100Le Désir: Blackberry, violet and crushed stone on the nose. Pure fruit, but reserved and tensioned. Full-bodied with firm, tight tannins and a long finish. Some tightness. The tannins spread across the palate, so integrated and toned yet chewy. A structured and almost steely wine. 82% cabernet franc, 12% merlot and 6% malbec. Better after 2024. 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.