Charles Krug – Generations 2012 Family Reserve – Napa Valley

Charles Krug – Generations 2012 Family Reserve – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, fine, relatively fleshy, relatively powerful and offers a small concentration. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis cream and fine touches of blueberry associated with a hint of violet, licorice as well as (very) slight hints of oak. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, relatively fleshy and offers a beautiful harmony, fat, suavity, a mineral frame, freshness, precision, a good structure, a beautiful harmony, juicy fruit and a silky matter. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, Quetsche plum and cassis associated with touches of raspberry cream, chocolate as well as slight touches of coffee, wood and a discreet hint of caramelization. Tannins are fine and (very) slightly firm / young. Good length and beautiful persistence with notes of grilled oak, coffee as well as touches of black fruits. The finish is relatively suave. (2019+)

Note (Score): 16.25/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2016/08

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)