Robert Parker 97
“Composed of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the 2015 La Muse sports a very deep garnet-purple color, leaping from the glass with exuberant crème de cassis, blueberry pie and licorice notes plus suggestions of Indian spices, dark chocolate, menthol, sautéed herbs and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it delivers tons of black and blue fruit preserves flavors, accented by exotic spices, framed with velvety tannins and finishing on a persistent earthy/mineral note. 3,900 cases were made.”
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2055
The 2015 La Muse comes across as intensely primary at this stage. Inky black fruit, licorice and sweet spice infuse this racy, flamboyant Merlot-based wine. The flavors are remarkably primary today, and the new oak needs to integrate, but the 2015 holds considerable promise. Of the three Vérité wines, the Merlot-based La Muse is the most unpredictable in how it shows as a young wine.