With only 13 hectares, Château Deyrem Valentin is the smallest domain in our selection. It is the typical confidential wine we love discovering. This 2010 is round, elegant and complex and boasts lovely black fruit aromas on the palate, enhanced by subtle spicy notes. Long, supple and concentrated finish with smooth tannins. You will quickly understand why it got 17.5 from Jancis Robinson!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Deyrem Valentin
Appellation: Margaux Cru Bourgeois
Grapes: Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Carménère (1%), Petit Verdot (1%)
Drink from now to 2020
Open 1 hour before
Serve at 17°C
Leg of lamb, braised veal, sirloin with peppercorn sauce
Vineyard: 13 hectares
Age of vines: 30 years old
Maturing: 15 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
|17.5 "Round and complex. Lovely freshness. Complete. Subtle and very ripe."|
89 "A delicious, elegant, complex sleeper of the vintage, this dense plum, ruby/purple-colored wine offers up floral notes mixed with incense, camphor, blueberries and black currants. It is medium to full-bodied and surprisingly deep for a cru bourgeois. Impressively textured, long and supple in the finish, it is meant to be drunk over the next decade."
89 "A taut, structured style, with a warm paving stone note giving a firm frame to the red currant, tobacco and crushed plum notes at the core. Shows good grip through the finish, displaying a flash of alder wood. Best from 2014 through 2020."
|92 "This wine is smooth, polished and concentrated, with flavors of wood and a sweet-tasting blackberry. The acidity and tannins demonstrate a fine balancing act. This shows good aging potential."|