Donkey Hills 2018 – AVA Rogue Valley, Sam’s Valley Oregon

Donkey Hills 2018 – AVA Rogue Valley, Sam’s Valley Oregon

The nose is fruity and offers an aromatic power, intensity, a fine richness, awell as a fine and racy grain. It reveals notes of ripe cassis, violet and blackberry associated with fine touches of nutmeg, fine hints of red fruits as well as discreet hints of chocolate and a subtle hint of Sichuan/gray pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful acidulous frame, a fine tension, a beautiful juiciness, gourmandize as well as a racy minerality. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/acidulous cassis, juicy/acidulous blackberry and small notes of violet associated with fine touches of plum, juicy/acidulous wild raspberry as well as discreet hints of liquorice, chocolate and tonka bean. Tannins are racy. The finish is very discreetly tight. Good persistence. There is a hint of chocolate on the persistence as well as an imperceptible hint of hazelnut on the aftertaste.

Note (Score): 15.25+/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

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): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)