2018 La Voute (750ml) »FUTURES«

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2018 La Voute

Impressive cassis and black raspberry fruit as well as cedary herbs, tobacco, and chalky minerality emerge from the 2018 Château La Voute. This deep purple-hued beauty is medium to full-bodied and has ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. I love its purity of fruit, it has classic Saint-Emilion minerality, and it's just a beautiful 2018 to enjoy over the coming 15-20 years.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)

The 2018 La Voûte has a well-defined bouquet of mixed red and black fruit, pressed violets, and touches of menthol developing with aeration. The oak is nicely integrated here. The medium-bodied palate offers pliant tannins, well-judged acidity and a slightly granular texture. This is a very elegant Saint-Émilion, beautifully focused, with a silky finish belying the backbone underneath. Excellent.

92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Mar 2021)

Cedar, violets and currants on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with integrated, firm tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Linear and fine. Drink after 2023.

92 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Voute is just a tad reduced on first sniff, soon unfurling to offer alluring scents of black raspberries, ripe blackberries and red and black plums, plus suggestions of tapenade, dried Provence herbs, damp soil and smoked meats. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers fantastic tension with firm, finely grained tannins and layers of red and black berries, finishing long and savory.

91 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

This is a Futures item. 2018 futures will begin arriving in 2021. 12 bottles available.

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