Duckhorn Vineyards – Merlot 2016 Three Palms Vineyards – Napa Valley

Duckhorn Vineyards – Merlot 2016 Three Palms Vineyards – Napa Valley

The nose offers a small power/concentration and intensity. It reveals notes of ripe cassis, fleshy black blackberry and small notes of graphite associated with fine touches of dark chocolate, violet as well as a fine hint of cornflower/small blue fruits and an imperceptible hint of vanilla bourbon. The mouth is fruity and offers gourmandize, suavity as well as an acidulous /fine frame. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of black cherry, fleshy/juicy blackberry and small nots of black plum associated with fine touches of raspberry (in the background) and hints of liquorice. Tannins are well-built.

Note (Score): 15.5+/20

Note (Score): 91/100

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)