Vérité Le Désir

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 41758

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc | All Grapes: 64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec

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Critical Acclaim

RP100 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2015

"The 2012 Le Desir (64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec) reminds me of a young vintage of Ausone, such as 2005. The wine has amazing minerality and an explosive blueberry nose intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, charcoal and camphor. It is full-bodied, with espresso notes emerging on the palate. There are 1,900 cases of this super-endowed, prodigious wine that should drink well for 35–40 years. How fun it would be for mega-millionaires to put this in a blind tasting of a great vintage of Ausone in 10, 20 or 30 years from now." (100 pts.)

ST95+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Bright, deep ruby. Seriously dark aromas of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and espresso. Hugely rich and ripe but with uncanny energy and definition to the flavors of black raspberry and musky bitter chocolate. This has the density of a top vintage of Chateau Ausone. Finishes with a boatload of ripe tannins that are buffered by the wine’s palate-staining fruit. Another monument in the making." (95–98 pts.)

VN94+ Vinous Jan 2015

"The Cabernet Franc-based 2012 Le Désir is the most aromatic and nuanced of these three 2012s. Savory herbs, mocha and spices meld into a core of punchy pomegranate and red stone fruit in a wine that is both silky and powerful. Here, too, readers can look forward to a long drinking window that will last two decades or so. In 2012, Le Désir is all about finesse." (94–96 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU 41758
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Vérité Le Désir
Country United States
Region California
District Sonoma County
Product Location - Location-Appellation Sonoma County
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Vérité
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec
Primary Grape Cabernet Franc
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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