Darioush – Darius II 2014 – Napa Valley 

Darioush – Darius II 2014 – Napa Valley 

The nose is elegant, fine and offers power as well as concentration (but full of finesse). It reveals notes of Boysenberry, fleshy strawberry and small notes of raspberry associated with touches of cassis, small ripe wild berries, Ceylon tea, gray pepper as well as slight / discreet hints of liquorice and chocolate. The palate is fruity, fine, elegant and offers a beautiful delicacy, a beautiful finesse of the grain, a small fat, roundness, a slight minerality as well as a beautiful definition. Everything is in place. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy blackberry, cassis, fleshy wild strawberry and slight touches of black cherry, small wild berries associated with hints of liquorice, dark chocolate / cocoa as well as discreet hints of caramelization, blue fruits and almonds. Tannins are fine and elegant. Beautiful gourmandise on the persistence.

Note (Score): 18.5/20

Note (Score): 97/100

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)