Enticing, with lots of red licorice and warm fruitcake notes out front, backed by a good core of plum and raspberry preserve flavors, this has a fleshy feel, good integration and a relatively modest dose of toast through the finish. Score range: 89-92. Reviewed by James Molesworth
Reift für 15-18 Monate in Barriques (50% neu und 50% aus Erstbelegung).
Weitere Informationen über das Weingut Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle
This magnificent property of 10.6 hectares ( 26.5 acres) is situated above Saint-Emilion, on the limestone-clay plateau. The Chateau is located just a half a mile from the gates of the medieval village, and the name “BALESTARD” means chanoine or religious canon of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion, and “TONNELLE” represents the ancient 15th century watch tower that still stands in the middle of the vineyard and is the emblem of the estate. The creation of this vineyard dates from the 15th century.
During that time, François VILLON praised the qualities of the wine from Château BALESTARD LA TONNELLE in a poem, which can be seen on the label.Longtime held by the Berthauts-couture family, Château BALESTARD LA TONNELLE was sold in 1923 to Mr Berthon, grandfather of Jacques CAPDEMOURLIN, the current owner and former student of Emile Peynaud, enologist at the Faculté d’ Oenologie in Bordeaux.