Château La Croix du Merle 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

 Château La Croix du Merle 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, aromatic and offers a fine concentration as well as a fine grain. It reveals notes of ripe blackberry, ripe strawberry and small notes of vanilla associated with small touches of violet, blueberry as well as hints of ripe small red berries and very fine hints of toasted/toasted almond. The palate is fresh, fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a good definition, juiciness, a mineral frame, a good finesse of the grain as well as a small tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe cassis, juicy/ripe Boysenberry and small notes of small red berries associated with a touch of cornflower, very fine hints of toasted, tonka bean, almond as well as a very fine hint of nutmeg and liquorice stick. Tannins are fine and structuring.

Note (Score): 15+/20

Note (Score): 89-90/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2019

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)