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2009 Les Gravieres Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 93
  • WS 90
  • IC

Reviews for 2009 Les Gravieres Bordeaux Blend

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Tremendously underrated from barrel several years ago the 2009 Les Gravieres is the best wine proprietor Denis Barraud has ever produced. Yields were not terribly low at 38 hectoliters per hectare but this wine (made with... Tremendously underrated from barrel several years ago the 2009 Les Gravieres is the best wine proprietor Denis Barraud has ever produced. Yields were not terribly low at 38 hectoliters per hectare but this wine (made with 100% Merlot and finishing at just under 14% alcohol) has a spectacular even flamboyant nose of pen ink graphite blackberry and black currant liqueur along with hints of subtle smoke and burning embers. On the palate it is full-bodied with outstanding intensity a skyscraper-like mid-palate that goes on and on and an extravagant even luxurious finish with silky tannins and low acidity. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. Bravo!
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This has a flattering fleshy feel with dark smoked mesquite and tobacco notes giving way to cocoa plum sauce and roasted fig. Solid hedonictic style though perhaps a bit obvious for some folks. Drink now through 2019... This has a flattering fleshy feel with dark smoked mesquite and tobacco notes giving way to cocoa plum sauce and roasted fig. Solid hedonictic style though perhaps a bit obvious for some folks. Drink now through 2019. 2500 cases made.
IC
Ian Conroy - JJ Buckley, October 2012
Deep ruby core with a paler rim. Rich aromas of black cherry black plum and black currant along with vanilla and light baking spice. Powerful black fruit and tobacco leaf lead on the palate followed by a moderately long... Deep ruby core with a paler rim. Rich aromas of black cherry black plum and black currant along with vanilla and light baking spice. Powerful black fruit and tobacco leaf lead on the palate followed by a moderately long finish flavored with vanilla and crushed stone. Give this more time in bottle to allow the tannins to fully integrate then drink over the next five years.