Château Balestard La Tonnelle 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Château Balestard La Tonnelle 2017 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

The nose is aromatic, gourmand, racy, precise and offers density, richness as well as a beautiful finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of cassis, boysenberry and flowers/violet associated with small notes of ripe raspberry, subtle touches of crushed small red fruits, liquorice, vanilla as well as discreet hints of spices and a very discreet hint of Cuben pepper. The palate is fruity, mineral, well-balanced and and offers a good definition, juiciness, a fine mineral frame, a fine acidity, fat, tension, precision as well as beautiful elegance. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy blackberry, fleshy cassis and more slightly fleshy raspberry associated with fine touches of fleshy red berries, small notes of saline minerality (in the background), subtle touches of liquorice, toasted, vanilla as well as a very discreet hint of flower (in the background) and a very discreet hint of cocoa (in the background). Tannins are fines and bit firm.

Note (Score): 16.5+/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)