The 2020 Deyrem Valentin has a ripe, candied, licorice scented bouquet that is more opulent than recent vintages. This wants to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, fleshy black fruit and a touch of sea salt mixed with licorice on the finish. I’m just seeking a little more refinement, which will hopefully develop during élevage.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034