Vérité Collection Le Desir, La Joie, La Muse 3 pack 2005


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3 x 750ml
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Sonoma County, United States
99 points




Introducing our extraordinary Verité 2005 La Muse, a true testament to the timeless aging potential of California wines, defying the myth that they don't age gracefully. Crafted as a blend of 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and a touch of Malbec, this exceptional wine, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak, boasts an alluring 14.5% alcohol content.

Draped in an opulent opaque purple hue, the La Muse 2005 captivates the senses with a beautiful bouquet of espresso roast, white chocolate, blackberry, and cassis, complemented by enticing hints of mocha and oak. Remarkably youthful, this full-bodied wine showcases magnificent structure, luxurious texture, and unparalleled density.

Indulge in its seductive charm now or, for those with the patience to savor a true masterpiece, allow it to evolve over the next 3-4 years, unlocking its full potential to be savored over the next 30+ years. Verité's 2005 La Muse is not merely a wine; it's an invitation to embark on an exquisite journey through time and taste, an opportunity not to be missed by connoisseurs seeking an unparalleled experience in the world of fine wines.


99 points
View Reviewer

This blend of 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec spent 18 months in new oak. Its fragrant, floral aromas mingle with the characteristically subtle spice notes. The palate is full-bodied with a marked yet mellow tannic structure, followed by an appealing note of gastronomic bitterness on the finish. This wine stands out for its floral character. It needs another 10 years of ageing but will retain excellent age-worthiness. Drinking Window 2025 - 2050

98 points
Wine Advocate

The myth perpetrated by Old World wine proponents is that California wines don’t age. Those critics need to taste Verité, because these wines are aging far slower than I imagined. The 2005 La Muse, a blend of 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec, tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol and spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. Incredibly youthful, this wine has an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of espresso roast, white chocolate, blackberry and cassis, with mocha and a touch of oak. The wine is full-bodied, with magnificent structure, texture and density. I could drink it now. That said, most consumers should give this wine another 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 30+ years.

98 points

This is a soulful merlot with aromas and flavors of meat, currants and berries. Full-bodied, round and juicy with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lemon-rind undertones, too.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2048
Food pairing
Beef bourguignon, harmonizing the wine's complex layers with the rich and tender flavors of the dish.

Tasting Profile

On the nose, there are polished, Bordeaux-like aromas of black cherry and licorice.
It is full-bodied on the palate, very focused and balanced with notes of black cherry and licorice followed by a spicy finish with long, elegant and lingering soft minerality.

Vérité Collection Le Desir, La Joie, La Muse 3 pack 2005

Vérité Collection Le Desir, La Joie, La Muse 3 pack 2005
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