Jean-Noel Fourmeaux 2013 – Mount Veeder, Napa Valley 

Jean-Noel Fourmeaux 2013 – Mount Veeder, Napa Valley 

The nose is powerful, elegant, racy, beautifully built / balanced, intense and complex. It reveals notes of boysenberry, violet and small notes of ripe raspberry, ripe redcurrants associated with slight hints of iris, camphor, tobacco as well as discreet hints of caramelization. The palate is fruity, elegant, gourmande, beautifully built, a bit tight, complex, concentration and offers a beautiful tension, juiciness, a slight suavity, a good definition as well as a beautiful finesse / definition. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black cherry, cassis and small notes of coffee associated with small touches of blackberry, ripe / crushed redcurrants associated with small touches of gray pepper, tobacco, flowers, slight hints of racy minerality as well as very discreet hints of caramelization, cedar, Bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Tannins are fine, elegant, fine and firm. There are an imperceptible touch of pepper and salinity on the finish.

Note (Score): 17+/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

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)