Château Ripeau 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Ripeau 2018 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers a beautiful definition, generosity, a fine tension, precision, complexity as well as a small richness. It reveals notes of fleshy blackberry, fleshy cassis and small notes of fleshy blueberry associated with slight touches of strawberry, hints of flowers (cornflower, an hint of iris) as well as slight toasted touches, Bourbon vanilla and a very discreet hint of Cuben pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant and offers tension, a beautiful finesse of the grain, a beautiful ripe/fleshy fruit, a fine acidulous frame, complexity, a fine aerial side, suavity, a beautiful finesse, a beautiful definition, gourmandise as well as a slightly creamy texture. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy blackberry, fleshy cassis and small notes of small blue fruits associated with fine touches of flowers, vanilla, chocolate, discreet hints of crushed almond (in the background) as well as a discreet hint of cardamom and an imperceptible hint of iris (on the finish). Tannins are elegant, precise, well-built and offer a very fine chews. Good length. A beautiful wine!

Note (Score): 18/20

Note (Score): 96/100

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): Barrique

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)