Robert Parker 99
“A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 La Joie features a very deep purple-black color and almost electric nose of crushed blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and mulberries with sparks of raspberry pie, wild blueberries, unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied and charged with the most amazing energy, the youthful, vibrant black-fruited palate is framed by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with lingering crushed stones and earth layers. 4,000 cases produced.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2057
Dark red stone fruit, blueberry jam, mocha, leather and cedar make a strong first impression in the 2015 La Joie. Powerful, voluptuous and also quite structured, the 2015 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine.