Château La Valade – L’intime 2020, Fronsac 

Château La Valade – L’intime 2020, Fronsac 
On the nose, fresh and offers intensity, an airy side, a nice finesse of grain. It reveals notes of boysenberry bursting, creamy blackcurrant and more lightly blueberry bursting associated with touches of fresh red berries, licorice stick, chocolate as well as hints of small black berries, Timut pepper and a discreet hint of orange peel. On the palate, fruity and offers juiciness, minerality, density, richness (in finesse), a certain gourmandise, a nice acidic frame, dynamism, a good guideline as well as a nice acidity that carries matter, roundness and smoothness. The wine expresses notes of pulpy/juicy blackcurrant, creamy blackberry and more lightly fresh/acidulated berries associated with touches of juicy/fresh blueberry, distinguished minerality as well as hints of chocolate/tonka bean, violet, vanilla, fine toasted hazelnut. Good length. The tannins are precise, creamy and greedy. An imperceptible hint of coffee on the retro/persistence.

Note (Score): 15.5/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2021

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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