“Easily one of the top estates in all of France”: Wine Advocate Reviews from Jeb Dunnuck of La Peira Vintages 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

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“…easily one of the top estates in all of France…” Jeb Dunnuck writes of La Pèira in Wine Advocate Issue #212 (Photo credit: Georges Souche)

This May saw Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate publish a great swathe of notes on various La Pèira vintages. Following on from his positive reviews of last year, Jeb writes of La Pèira: “Easily one of the top estates in all of France” . Excerpts from the reviews are listed below in the following order: La Pèira’s grand vin (or flagship wine), the estate’s second label (Las Flors de la Pèira), and then the domaine’s third wine (Obriers de la Pèira). There follow after this reviews of the La Pèira’s white wine (Deusyls de la Pèira) and 100% Mourvèdre cuvee (Matissat).

La Pèira reviews 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013

“the leading estate in all the Languedoc and Roussillon” writes Jeb Dunnuck of La Pèira in the Rhone Report Issue #11 2013 (Photo credit: Georges Souche)

La Pèira 2010 97/100
“Cassis, toast, crushed rocks, melted licorice and roasted herb aromas and flavors all emerge from this beauty, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, brilliant purity of fruit and masses of underlying structure…seamless texture and impeccable balance” – 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate #212, Apr 2014

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La Pèira 2011 96/100
“Reminding me of the smoking good 2009, the 2011 Terrasses du Larzac La Pèira has fabulous richness and depth, with exuberant kirsch, cassis, dried earth, ground herbs and licorice-styled aromas and flavors”  – 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate #212, Apr 2014

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La Pèira 2012 94-96/100
“With lively and fresh cassis, black raspberry, graphite, licorice and cedar notes flowing to a medium to full-bodied, profile on the palate. Pure, focused and nicely concentrated” – 94-96/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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La Pèira 2013 95-97/100
“exhibits impressive raspberry, cassis, violets (and assorted floral nuances), exotic spices and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, vibrant and decidedly elegant and fresh profile on the palate” – 95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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Las Flors de la Pèira reviews 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013

– Las Flors de la Pèira is the domaine’s second wine –

Las Flors de la Pèira 2010 94/100
“Full-bodied, seamless and silkily textured, with beautiful mid-palate depth and integrated acidity” – 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate

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Las Flors de la Pèira 2011 93/100
“Kirsch, graphite, licorice, spice box and cured meats are just some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with medium to fullbodied richness and depths” –  93/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate

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Las Flors de la Pèira 2012 90-93/100
“Overall elegant, seamless feel, the 2012 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Pèira gives up ample blackberry, pepper, crushed flowers, resinous herbs and hints of licorice” – 90-93/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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Las Flors de la Pèira 2013 91-94/100
“It is a pretty, perfumed and elegant rendition of the cuvee that exhibits plenty of strawberry, raspberry, lilac and exotic spices to go with a medium-bodied, energetic feel” 91-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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Obriers de la Pèira reviews 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013

– Obriers de la Pèira is the domaine’s third wine –

“The greatest wine I’ve tasted from the Languedoc to date”” writes Jeb Dunnuck of the La Pèira 2010 in the Rhone Report Issue #11 2013 (Photo credit: Georges Souche)

Obriers de la Pèira 2010 91/100 
“Ample black cherry, mineral, pepper and wild herbs to go with a medium-bodied, layered and yet elegant overall profile Aging beautifully and still youthful” – 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate

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Obriers de la Pèira 2011 92/100
“Medium-bodied, layered and textured on the palate, with a terrific finish” – 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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Obriers de la Pèira 2012 90/100
“Incredibly floral and perfumed, with sweet blackberry, violets, lilacs and exotic spices, this medium-bodied, elegant and silky effort builds on the palate, shows notable freshness and a pure, hard-to-resist feel.” – 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate

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Obriers de la Pèira 2013 90-92/100
“Perfumed and complex, with plenty of sweet kirsch, exotic pepper, spices and leather-styled aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, lightly textured and elegant, with a seamless profile, it should easily be an outstanding example of this cuvee” – 90-92/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate 

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The White: Deusyls de la Pèira reviews 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013

Deusyls de la Pèira 2010 92/100  “Offers a more honeyed character, with ample spice, honeycomb, toasted nuts, white fruits and floral aromas and flavors. Elegant, seamless and full-flavored on the palate, with plenty of class” – 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

Deusyls de la Pèira 2011 94/100 “Thrilling aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, white flowers, crushed rock-like minerality and hints of mint to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, rich, yet beautifully lively and pure profile on the palate.”  94/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

Deusyls de la Pèira 2012 94/100 “Medium-bodied, pure, layered and elegant, with fabulous citrus blossom, white flowers, vanilla, creme and assorted toasty nuances” 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

Deusyls de la Pèira 2013 92-94/100  “Gorgeous apple, citrus blossom and ample minerality in its medium-bodied, fresh and pure profile, it has both freshness and richness, with beautiful length.” 92-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

Matissat ( La Peira’s pure Mourvèdre)

Matissat 2010 96+/100
“Darker and more savory… with copious blackcurrant, kirsch, graphite, dusty soil and spicy meat characteristics. It is full-bodied, broad and gorgeously textured, with rock solid concentration and length. Give it another 2–3 years and enjoy it over the following 12–15 years.” – 96+/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

Matissat 2011 95/100
“With massive kirsch, licorice, spiced meats and graphite aromas and flavors, this hits the palate with a massive core of fruit, fullbodied concentration and depth, and a rock star finish. Approachable now given its exuberant personality, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it still drinking beautifully at age 20.” – 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck – Wine Advocate [bottle image | full review | wine searcher]

For PDF of excepted Wine Advocate/Jeb Dunnuck reviews of the La Pèira vintages 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 click image above (Photo credit: Georges Souche)

For PDF of excepted Wine Advocate/Jeb Dunnuck reviews of the La Pèira vintages 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 click image above