2019 V de V
93 points, James Suckling
This 2019 V de V New Era wine is the first of its kind at Whitehall Lane. It is the first time we have released a wine in the New Era portfolio that showcases all five of the Bordeaux grape varieties. The wine shows to be in perfect balance and creates a completely different sensory experience. On the nose, this wine offers milk chocolate blackberry truffles, huckleberry jam, black cherry cola, fragrant cassis candies, and a hint of baking spices. The mid-palate exhibits a velvety texture and offers notes of black cherry pie, cocoa, licorice, crushed walnuts, black olives, cedar, and a touch of graphite that leads to a long and silky finish. This offering is enjoyable today but will also evolve with cellar aging through 2035.