Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hirondelle Vineyard – Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hirondelle Vineyard – Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

The nose is fresh, fruity, elegant and offers a beautiful definition and power. It reveals notes of blackberry, strawberry and small notes of black cherry associated with small touches of wild crushed raspberry as well as hints of sens of the place, iris/lilac, Cuben pepper and discreet hints of dry tobacco leaf. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy/suave frame, a good definition, gourmandize as well as freshness. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of black cherry, fleshy blackberry and small notes of crushed cassis associated with small touches of raspberry, small red berries as well as fine hints of violet. Tannins are elegant and well built. Good length a beautiful persistence.

Note (Score): 17.25/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

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)