2012 Vérité La Muse Verite, Sonoma County, California, USA
|Grape Variety||Red Bordeaux Blend|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Availability||2 cases (in stock and available immediately)|
97 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (October 2015)
The 2012 La Muse, which is 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, is a smaller cuvée of 1,840 cases. The wine has plenty of spice box, cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake and Asian plum sauce, along with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Ripe, round, full-bodied and opulent, this is a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for another three decades.
Interestingly, the alcohol levels are not all that high in any of these wines, with most of them rarely exceeding 14.3%.
94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (February 2016)
The 2012 La Muse is plump, juicy and forward; in other words a very typical expression of this vintage. Now at nearly five years of age, the 2012 is beginning to develop pretty aromatic notes that add complexity and nuance. Sweet tobacco, licorice, raspberry jam, mint and anise are all pushed forward.
With time in the glass, the 2012 turns delicate and more refined, but it also seems to be going through a bit of a lull today.