Duckhorn Vineyards – Merlot 2012 – Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards – Merlot 2012 – Napa Valley

(88% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec) The nose is fresh, fruity, aromatic and quite elegant. It reveals notes of cassis cream, blackberry and slight notes of blueberry associated with fine woody notes, Sichuan pepper and slight notes of minted licorice. The palate is fruity, mineral, fat and offers a beautiful acid frame. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blackberry, cassis and cherry associated with a fw slight notes of strawberry (in the background) as well as slight woody notes and vanilla on the finish. Tannins are fine, elegant and integrated.

Note (Score): 16.25/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2015/07

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)