Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2010 L'Aventure Wines - in stock

2010 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee...$76.99
L’Aventure’s flagship 2010 Estate Cuvee is strikingly beautiful. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, graphite and grilled herbs fleshes out in this deep, marvelously pliant wine. The 2010 impresses for its freshness, depth and fine overall balance, but the bouquet alone is compelling. Varietal Cabernet notes linger in the empty glass. This is a great showing. The Estate Cuvee is 42% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot. I also tasted the Estate Cuvee back to 2002, and found in the best vintages the wine ages quite well. My favorites years are 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, but the overall takeaway was really an impression that L’Aventure’s flagship is becoming more refined in its overall personality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 L'Aventure Estate Optimus...$43.99
(55% syrah, 27% cabernet sauvignon and 18% petit verdot; 15.8% alcohol): Inky purple. Ripe dark berry and cherry aromas are complicated by musky underbrush and anise. Round, juicy blackberry and cassis flavors stain the palate, with juicy acidity providing verve. Becomes spicier and more vibrant on the gently tannic finish, with the dark berry and anise notes repeating.
Rated 92/100 International Wine Cellar

2010 L'Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...$76.99
100% Cabernet Sauvignon - Classic, extremely well balanced palate, peppery, herbal notes in the nose, bright, good density and breed.100% Cab! In a blind tasting, this wine will make you wonder…”California, or France?” Very confidential, as Stephan says. - winery

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