Verite Le Desir 2015

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Verite
  • Varietal: Cabernet Franc
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D5144
Special Price $450.00 Regular Price $489.95
In stock
SKU
D5144
Verite Le Desir 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1

The hallmark of the 2015 Le Désir is its structured and precise palate. There is a line here, a balance between softness and hardness: iron-rich, rocky minerality, aromas of new leather and cigar, the clear, driving expression of bright red fruit.

Wild blackberries, cherries, and crisp apple join with the signature herbal tone of Cabernet Franc. Fresh, subtle pea shoots and heirloom tomato vine, notes of red licorice and tobacco box pave the way to a linear, silky finish, resounding with a floral bouquet of lilacs and violets.

- Winery Notes

100 pts Wine Advocate

A blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Désir is a little reticent at this very youthful stage, offering glimpses at dusty soil, iron ore, black truffles and salami notes over a core of red currant jelly, black raspberries, blackberries and star anise plus a waft of roses. Medium-bodied, very firm and very elegant yet incredibly intense in the mouth, it delivers loads of red fruit and earthy layers, finishing with great length and depth. 2,500 cases produced.

98 pts James Suckling

Love the aromas of black cherries and blackberries, violets and roses. Stunning. Full-bodied, layered and dense with focus and precision. Full tannins, yet compressed and polished. A great cabernet franc-based red. Give this four to five years of bottle age before drinking but already beautiful to taste.

(96-98) pts Vinous

The 2015 Le Désir, Vérité's Cabernet Franc-based red, is racy and sumptuous in the glass. Bright floral notes give lift to the red-toned fruit as this silky yet powerful wine shows off its alluring personality.

92 pts Wine Spectator

Bright loganberry and açaí berry fruit bursts forth in this exuberant red, with notes of melted red licorice, sweet toast and mocha striding through the finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2024. 2,230 cases made.