Château Balestard La Tonnelle 2021 – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Château Balestard La Tonnelle 2021 – Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fruity, beautifully racy and reveals intensity and a certain controlled power. There are notes of tart/black berries, creamy strawberry and, more lightly, bright boysenberry combined with fine hints of lily, nutmeg, a subtle hint of roasted fruit and a discreet touch of Bourbon vanilla. The palate is fruity and offers minerality, delicacy, silkiness, a nice definition, roundeness, a nice finesse, some aerial aspect in the balance, a very nice acidic backbone as well as a very discreetly tight and stretched tannic structure. On the palate this wine expresses juicy/pulpy cherry, bright redcurrant and more slightly bright boysenberry notes combined with a touch of blue berries, zan and a subtle hint of camphor, toasted almond, nutmeg and cardamom. Good length. Racy tannins. Good work on the bitter taste. A subtle varietal aromas hint in the background.

Note (Score): 16.5/20

Note (Score): 93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2022

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)

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