Pre-arrival, expected to arrive late Spring, early Summer 2023
Domaine: Bodega Monteviejo/Château La Violette
Appellation: Uco Valley, Valle de Uco
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Production: 9200 bts
Considered as the Argentinean twin of Château La Violette in
Pomerol, both wines are made with the same vision, commitment
for excellency, care and wine making methods. 100% Merlot for
one, 100% Malbec for the other.
96 Jane Anson
"This is an explosion of flavour and this is utterly delicious. 100%
hand destemmed, old vines from a high altitude site at 1,200m in
the Uco Vallev. Winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti makes the wines
across both La Violeta and their Pomerol estates, notably the iconic
La Violette in Pomerol, along with owner Henri Parent. Heavy
bottle." Jane Anson, March 2022
"New to the Place de Bordeaux this year - the Argentinian project of Henri Parent, owner of La Violette in Pomerol. Intensely fragrant on the nose, so perfumed and so full of ripe black fruits. This has such concentration and fullness, massy tannins and a hearty dose of wood giving a strong caramel toast aspect to the edges of the wine alongside liquorice, black cherries and plums. It's big, bold and structured with lovely acidity and intensity of flavour, also with some stone minerality. A specific style, very aromatic and quite oaky so it would pair excellently with red meat. There is a finesse to this though, it's been well worked and is reminiscent of the glamour you find in Pomerol. A very long life ahead."
96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"The 2013 La Violeta, made by the owner of La Violette in Pomerol, is 100% Malbec. Deep garnet-black colored, it needs a little coaxing before flamboyant notes of stewed black plums, blackberry pie, and blueberry compote come racing from the glass, followed by hints of violets, Chinese five spice, vanilla pod, and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, and decadent in the mouth, it has firm yet plush tannins and just enough acidity to support the dense, opulent fruit, finishing with great length. It is showing a little evolution with the faintest cigar box note starting to emerge, but should easily cellar 25-years+."
94 James Suckling
"Lot of blue fruit, cassis, hot stones, mocha, pine and some orange peel on the nose. Full-bodied with a creamy, melting tannin texture. Plush and ripe. Yet, it remains agile. Mineral at the end. Drink or hold."