Verité La Muse 2016
Elegancia, suavidad y fuerza se aúna en este vino prodigioso dominado por la Merlot cultivada en los mejores microcrus del este de Sonoma County. Violetas, cereza negra y cassis en un tinto de final larguísimo e inolvidable y extraordinario pontencial de guarda. Para coleccionistas.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 La Muse is composed of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. Wow—it comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant crème de cassis, ripe plums and black cherries notes followed by nuances of aniseed, chocolate box, wild thyme, violets and chargrill plus a fragrant suggestion of potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the densely packed perfumed black fruit layers are beautifully framed by perfectly ripe, finely grained tannins and fantastically knit freshness. It finishes long with the most incredible display of mineral sparks. 2,300 cases were produced.
This is a fabulous, merlot-based red with blackberries, blueberries and rust. Ink, too. Medium to full body, round tannins and a juicy finish. 93 per cent merlot with the rest in cabernet franc and malbec. Drink after 2021.
Including the highest percentage of Merlot (at the moment anyway), the 2016 La Muse checks in as 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Malbec that spent 15-16 months in roughly 90% new French oak. This magical wine shows how good Merlot (and Sonoma) can be and offers extraordinary notes of crushed violets, spring flowers, scorched earth, graphite, black cherries, and crème de cassis. As elegant and seamless as they come, it’s full-bodied, perfectly balanced, has an incredible spine of acidity and tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. It has the class and purity to drink well even today, but it’s not going to hit prime time for at least another decade and will keep for 3-4 decades. Bravo!
A truly luxurious nose, drenched in blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, and a good dose of new oak. Very rich and concentrated, but give elegance by its polished tannins. As well as fine depth of flavour, there's a good deal of freshness here, and a long chocolatey finish. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035.