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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120
($150; 50% merlot, 45% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon) Dark ruby-red. Black cherry, mocha and licorice on the nose. Ripe, broad and dry; suave and sophisticated. Flavors of red berries lifted by floral and mineral components. Densely packed, backward wine, finishing with substantial dusty tannins.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2002 Le Desir, an attractive blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec, is round, fruity, soft, fleshy, medium to full-bodied and seemingly fully mature. Enjoy it over the next decade. It is the most evolved and least concentrated of Verite's 2002s.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/06/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
WONDERFUL DEEP RUBY RED GORGEOUS NOSE OF RED FRUITS AND BERRIES, WELL INTEGRATED TANNINS WITH A LONG 45 SECOND FINISH. DECANTED FOR 3 HOURS BEFORE CONSUMING
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/26/2011
Dark ruby. Great scents of dark fruit on the nose along with some minerality. Slightly disjointed notes of cassis, cherry and pepper with a hint of heat on the finish. Very good wine which I'm sure will evolve tremendously given enough time. 50+9+9+17+8=93
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/26/2010
This was a little disappointing for me based on what I was expecting. Very complex aromatically, but in the mouth not nearly as concentrated, smooth, or well balanced as I thought it would be. The Cab Franc fruit seemed to stand out. Tannins were a little dry and tart on the medium finish. This got a few extra points from me for the complex aromatics, but very average mouthfeel.
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