The 2014 Vérité La Muse is a captivating wine driven by the presence of Merlot. Its complexity and textural richness make it a truly remarkable experience. Upon pouring, it reveals a deep and alluring color in the glass. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with notes of black fruit, violet, and savory spice captivating the senses. Delicate nuances of cocoa powder add depth and complexity to the bouquet. On the palate, the wine is a true reflection of its terroir, with the distinct character of the soil shining through. It showcases exceptional balance, with each element in perfect harmony. The texture is expansive, offering a luxurious mouthfeel that lingers on the palate. As the tasting journey concludes, the finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression. The 2014 Vérité La Muse is a wine of elegance and finesse, displaying the artistry and craftsmanship of its winemaking.
Robert Parker - 100 Points
"The 2014 La Muse (2,800 cases ) is a legendary effort. The wine offers an opaque purple color and a gorgeous nose of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, incense, Asian spice, cocoa, plum, and a touch of chocolate and barrique. On the palate, more cassis and blackberry come to the forefront. The wine is unctuous, with adequate acidity and a stunning energy underneath the massive fruit and body. This is a spectacularly fragrant and, at the same time, dense wine, with enough structure (somewhat surprising in this vintage) to last 35-45+ years. The final blend was 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"A huge, opulent wine, the 2014 La Muse wraps around the palate with tons of super-ripe dark red fruit, chocolate, spice and menthol. La Muse often shuts down after bottling, but the 2014 is still remarkably intense and voluptuous, with soft contours, silky tannins and exceptional balance. The purity of the flavors here is remarkable."