Elevée – Madrona Hill Vineyard 2016 – Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

Elevée – Madrona Hill Vineyard 2016 – Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

The nose is elegant, fruity and offers power and a beautiful finesse. It reveals notes of blueberry, wild blackberry and small nots of wild raspberry associated with fine touches of small red fruits, cornflowers, lily as well as hints of almost saline minerality and very discreet hints of grey pepper, tonka bean. The mouth is fruity, fresh mineral and offers a beautiful acidulous/alcaline frame, suavity, a beautiful finesse, richness/density (but full of finesse) as well as a beautiful guideline and definition. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of ripe/juicy plum, black cherry and small notes of blueberry associated with touches of red berries, raspberry as well as fine hints of graphite, caramelization, chocolate, cornflower/rose as well as discreet hints of tonka bean and mild tobacco leaf. Good length. Tannins are elegant and bring a subtle firmness and gourmandize. A very discreet chew and a hint of ripe almond on the persistence.

Note (Score): 16.75/20

Note (Score): 93-94/100

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)