Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Balestard-la-Tonnelle was very reduced when I tasted the barrel sample with Indian ink notes emerging when I gave it some aeration. The palate is sweet on the entry with chewy tannin, a little overdone in the winery perhaps and I would seek more finesse and complexity on the finish. I tasted three of four samples of this Saint Emilion in various locations and it was frustratingly difficult to pin down.
|Rebsorten||Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Abfüller||CHATEAU BALESTARD LA TONELLE 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE|
|Klassifikation||Grand cru classé|
|Produzent||Château Balestard La Tonnelle|