Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Hirondelle Vineyard, Stags Leap District – Napa Valley 

Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Hirondelle Vineyard, Stags Leap District – Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers a small juiciness. It reveals notes of blackberry, crushed cassis and small notes of ripe wild strawberry associated with a touch of plum, a toasted touch as well as slight / discreet hints of toasted hazelnut and an imperceptible touch of menthol. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, very slightly tight, elegant and offers a good definition, a juicy frame, a slight acidulous frame as well as small suavity. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy / juicy blackberry, juicy cassis and small notes of fleshy / juicy strawberry associated with slight touches of juicy plum, juicy redcurrants, slight hints of chocolate, slight toasted hints as well as a discreet hint of toasted / dried almond, hazelnut, oak and a very discreet hint of vanilla (in the background). Tannins are fine, straight, elegant, racy and structuring. Good persistence.

Note (Score): 16.75/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

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)