868 Estate Vineyards – Méritage – Red Wine 2012 – Virginia

868 Estate Vineyards – Méritage – Red Wine 2012 – Virginia

(50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot) The nose shows notes of black fruits (cassis, blackberry), violets, pepper and spices due to Cabernet Franc. Also a small woody note and a little bit of austerity on the nose. The palate is well-structured, balanced and fleshy reveals notes of black fruits (black cherry, blackcurrant), red cherry, strawberry and pepper slight. A little minerality on the palate. The finish is fresh and reveals the Petit Verdot. The tannins are well made.

Note (Score): 14.5/20

Note (Score): 88/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2014/06

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)