Community Tasting Notes (42) Avg Score: 93.9 points

  • Deep transparent red, showing signs of maturity --- Nose fresh, elegant, light, flowery, sour cherry, walnut, some tobacco smoke, a little glue, mahogany, orange peel, some mint aspects, some marzipan, black and green tea --- Palate smooth, like velvet, then strong cherry fruit accompanied by powerful acidity, chewy --- Finishes pretty long on red and black fruit and minerality. Matured beauty. Drink now. Classy and tasty.

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  • A true sometimes a bit forgotten gem, the 2007 La Pèira is certainly one of those Grand Vins produced in France. The The eleven years in bottle has increased integration and balance, but there is still youthful fruit and rather vivid tannins. It shows lovely primary fruit and the cellar potential is most likely 10-15+ years. Despite eleven years of age, the wine is still full-bodied and powerful, yet elegant and seamlessly integrated. The velvelty and silky touch has grown stronger and is now the major impression. Comparing to SQN, which highly relevant, the power is there, but with a lovely addition of heather, herbal tones and garrigue. The nose exhibits dark mature fruit, a bit of saddle leather and beautiful tones of violet and flowers. The palate is full throttle but also integrated - all components speak with one voice. Totally brilliant tonight!

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  • One of those Grand Vins which has received a lot of merit from renowned epxerts and critics, but is still availble also for the "common wine lover". The 2007 La Pèira continues to prove it is ageworthy and a totally brilliant effort. The 2007 La Pèira exhibits massive and wonderful primary fruit - but there are some signs of maturity starting to emerge with integration and the hard edges showing less power. Still, another 20 years will do it justice. The wine provides a full-bodied and powerful, yet utterly elegant and seamlessly velvety impression. This is an elephant capable of dancing the most beautiful ballet. Power and elegance are combined in a beautiful and intriguing way with lavender, fresh herbs and subtle lovely garrigue adding to the first impression. The nose is meticulously balanced and integrated. The palate is certainly even more integrated compared to my last tasting but it is still a lot of everything with just a tad of hard edges - be it structure and texture. This is world class, there is just no better words to describe it!

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  • I've really enjoyed bottles of this in the past. This one was off. Structure, a bit of a nose, but on the palate the fruit seemed to be absent. None of the usual signs of TCA. It might have gotten very slightly gotten better with time (unlike corked wines) Not undrinkable, but not worth drinking.

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  • Amazingly enough, this ten year old bottles shows no signs of ageing. "It is so youg" - one of the guests said out loud. The 2007 La Pèira exhibits massive and wonderful primary fruit. Our guesstimate tonight is another 20 years will do it justice, if you can just keep your fingers away for that long. Further to this, the wine gives a full-bodied and powerful, yet elegant and seamlessly velvety impression. This is an elephant capable of dancing the most beautiful ballet. As said many times before for those of you who know my TNs by now, I often say that elegance and power are difficult to combine and found only in the best wines of the world. This is certainly true for the 2007 La Pèira. Lavender, fresh herbs and subtle lovely garrigue all add to the first impression. The nose is exquisitely balanced and integrated. It exhibits a richness which is just top notch. The palate is becoming more integrated but it is still a lot of everything with no hard edges. There are still no better words to use: This is world class! (score is 97+)

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