Hartwell Vineyard – T5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stags Leap District – Napa Valley

Hartwell Vineyard – T5 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Stags Leap District – Napa Valley

The nose is fine, elegant, slightly powerful and offers a beautiful finesse as well as a slight density. It reveals notes of cassis, juicy wild black berries and touches of crushed blackberry combined with slight notes of raspberry, strawberry, subtle hints of Zan as well as very discreet hints of espresso, a subtle hint of blueberry and a very discreet hint of violet. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful juicy frame, juicy fruit, a beautiful finesse / definition, power, freshness, a beautiful matter as well as gourmandise. Great texture ! On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy cassis, crushed blueberry and slight notes of black cherry, raspberry associated with slight touches of toasted oak, subtle / discreet touches of liquorice (in the background), cardamom as well as a very discreet hint of coffee (in the background) and a very discreet grilled hint on the finish. Good length. The finish is slightly powerful. There is a very discreet hint of hazelnut on the aftertaste. An outstanding wine!

Note (Score): 17.75+/20

Note (Score): 96/100

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)