LA MUSE

2015 Vérité

EN PRIMEUR

The 2015 La Muse is developing beautifully. Ripe, ample and voluptuous in the glass, the 2015 exudes character. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2015 has quite a bit of freshness to balance out the ripe, racy Merlot-based fruit. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, mocha and spice notes build into the racy, inviting finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2035 Rating: 95 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Apr 2018)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 12)

Duty Paid

75cl bottles (case of 12)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

Seillan said that 2015 (which was still in barrel at the time of my tasting) was the finest vintage of his lifetime, which is strong praise indeed. Certainly, he has three titanic wines aging in the wine cellars. The 2015 La Muse is a blend of 89% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. Sweet notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco, mocha, espresso bean, chocolate, plum, Asian spice, blackcurrant and black cherries soar from the glass of this opaque-colored wine. It has great fruit, real sucrosity and lushness in the mid-palate, and a super-duper inner core of glycerin followed by sweet, refined tannins in the finish. It is a strikingly flashy and flamboyant style of wine that should drink well for its first 30+ years of life. Drinking range: 2018 - 2046 Rating: 96-99 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com(Oct 2016)

The Vérité estate was founded in 1998 by the late Jess Jackson, patriarch of Jackson Family Wines, who Robert Parker called “one of the most extraordinary men in the wine world I have ever met.”

Named after the French word for truth, it was Jackson’s desire to make iconic wines without compromise that truly reflect the terroir in which they are grown. As such, he turned to iconic vigneron Pierre Seillan in the 90s to help him launch the Vérité estate.

Located along the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Sonoma County, the diversity of the terroir varies so dramatically from block to block, that Pierre Seillan identified more than 40 micro-crus that make up Vérité’s three exceptional Bordeaux-inspired blends: La Muse, La Joie and Le Desir.

La Muse is primarily crafted from Merlot, honouring the style of Pomerol while celebrating the locally grown fruit of the Sonoma terroir. La Joie takes on the depth, power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and takes inspiration from the celebrated reds of Pauillac. While Le Désir is predominantly Cabernet Franc based showing layers of concentrated fruites, spice, aromatics and a rich suede texture.

Please make sure that you have read the terms of this offer which are different from those on the main website. If you are unclear as to what is involved in primeur purchases please do call us, but see the 'practical notes' below.

Ordering

Prices are per case as listed 'in bond' or 'duty paid,' ex-VAT.

You can register your interest via the online wishlist form, by emailing privateclients@leaandsandeman.co.uk, or by calling 020 7221 1982. All wishlist requests are subject to availability and final confirmation.

Confirmation

All orders will be confirmed by email and are contractually binding unless written cancellation is received within seven days of the confirmation date.

Invoices are raised either in bond (excluding duty or VAT) or duty paid

Payment is required on sight of invoice, by cash, cheque, debit card or bank transfer. We reserve the right to charge 2% per month on invoices unpaid after 30 days.

Delivery

  • Shipment to our bond (at LCB Creek Road) and insurance are included in the in bond price.
  • Delivery is free to Lea and Sandeman / Elephant storage accounts, both duty paid and in bond.
  • Other in bond deliveries are free subject to a minimum order from the offer of £1000. Orders below this total will be charged at £16.50+ VAT when the wine invoices are issued. We will group deliveries and this is a charge for your entire purchase, not a per-case charge. Please inform us of in bond delivery addresses at the time of ordering.
  • If the wines are required duty paid we will issue invoices at prevailing rate of duty (currently £25.98 per case) and VAT (20%).
  • The wines will become available by the end of the year and should be shipped very early next year.