Duckhorn Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Rutherford – Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Rutherford – Napa Valley

The nose is aromatic, straight, structured, elegant, racy and offers concentration. It reveals notes of fleshy crushed cassis and wild black berries associated with woody touches, subtle / very discreet touches of Sichuan pepper, sweet spices, as well as a very subtle hint of flowers and subtle touches of vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, precise and offers a beautiful minerality, a slight fresh frame, unctuousity, a beautiful density, a beautiful matter, a slight straightness as well as a slight tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry cream, black cherry and slight touches of fleshy cassis associated with a subtle touch of plum, raspberry as well as subtle touches of dark chocolate, tonka bean, cardamom and caramelized oak / vanilla. Tannins are very slightly firm. Good length.

Note (Score): 17+/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2018/01

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)