Château de Valcombe – Octobre Rouge 2014 – Costières de Nîmes 

Château de Valcombe – Octobre Rouge 2014 – Costières de Nîmes 

The nose is fruity, slightly tight, racy, ripe and offers a slight richness as well as minerality. It reveals notes of fleshy cassis, fleshy black cherry and crushed strawberry combined with subtle touches of licorice, scrubland / thyme as well as subtle hints of tonka bean, liquorice and an imperceptible hint of vanilla / coffee (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a small juiciness, a small fleshiness, freshness, a good structure, a beautiful maturity as well as an acid frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of ripe cassis, ripe black / bigarreau cherry and crushed strawberry associated with slight touches of liquorice, a hint of scrubland, racy minerality, vanilla, caramelized oak as well as a discreet hint of tonka bean and an imperceptible hint of tea (in the background). Tannins are fine and supple. Good length. This wine needs to be put in carafe.

Note (Score): 15.75/20

Note (Score): 91-92/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

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): Non (No)