La Violetta Le Rayon V Malbec Cabernet 2011

‘The arcane name comes from an Eric Rohmer film, Le Rayon Vert, but is also a good excuse to get a few lines of Rimbaud on the back label. In the Rohmer film, a lonely and troubled Marie Rivière spends her summer vacances traveling aimlessly in search of true affection. A bit like how it can feel sometimes trying to source grapes’, says winemaker Andrew Hoadley.

Whatever happens to Forest Hill following its substantial loss in losing the husband/wife killer wine combo of Lee and Clemence Haselgrove will be interesting to see, but, in the meantime, here is a wine that also proffers an insight into the excellent site; the fruit was entirely sourced from it in 2011 (the 2010 release of this wine came from Kalgan River). It’s also 100% new oak (one barrel total production), which seems counterculture to Hoadley’s recent winemaking forays, but he reckons the fruit suited it.

You need a subscription to The Wine Front to read this part of the post.

Tasted : AUG14
Alcohol : 13.9%
Price : $58
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2029
Visit winery website

FavoriteLoadingAdd to My List

9 Responses to “La Violetta Le Rayon V Malbec Cabernet 2011”


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

What is The Wine Front?

The WINEFRONT has flourished as a wine review and information site since 2002. We believe in hard work, realistic scoring, reliability and rigorous independence. We cover Australian wine principally but we extend coverage across the wider world of wine. The hunt for the next beautiful wine knows no boundaries. The WINEFRONT is run by Campbell Mattinson, Gary Walsh and Mike Bennie. A full history of reviews and articles is available to subscribers via the WINE SEARCH tab.



  • No events

Calendar of Events

<< Dec 2018 >>
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6



  • Total Stats
    • 41,504 Posts