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2012 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP95
  • JS92
  • IWC92
  • NMWJ91

Reviews

RP95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
95+ This estate consistently turns out some of the greatest wines of St.-Emilion. Michel Gracia obviously learned a lot from his close friend Alain Vauthier at Ausone. The 2012 Gracia has an opaque bluish/black color and... 95+ This estate consistently turns out some of the greatest wines of St.-Emilion. Michel Gracia obviously learned a lot from his close friend Alain Vauthier at Ausone. The 2012 Gracia has an opaque bluish/black color and a gorgeous nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with blackberry, incense, graphite and spice. Medium-bodied and super-concentrated, with well-integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is a big, rich, profound 2012 to drink over the next two decades. Patience might be warranted to sit on it for 4-5 years prior to pulling corks. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. Kudos to Michel Gracia! This tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at a low yield of 22 hectoliters per hectare. - Robert Parker
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
This is so focused and refined with lovely silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Ripe blueberries and wet earth. Full and very pretty on the finish. Better in 2016.
IWC92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2013
(IWC90-92 points) Saturated inky-purple. Spicy ink and earth notes complement aromas of dark plum, blueberry liqueur and chocolate on the rich nose. Creamy but bright flavors of black fruits, sweet cocoa and coffee make... (IWC90-92 points) Saturated inky-purple. Spicy ink and earth notes complement aromas of dark plum, blueberry liqueur and chocolate on the rich nose. Creamy but bright flavors of black fruits, sweet cocoa and coffee make for a very powerful, muscular style of Saint-Emilion. Finishes smooth and tactile, with lingering vanilla and milk chocolate nuances. Undoubtedly an impressive wine, and in a direct stylistic line from other recent vintages of Gracia. As he owns such a small parcel of vines, Michel Gracia is able to harvest quickly, before the rains can do too much damage. - Ian D'Agata
NMWJ91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM89-91 points) The Gracia 2012 is very ripe on the nose with macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis and copious vanillary oak that is a little overwhelming. The palate is full-bodied with lavish ripe dark cherry and... (NM89-91 points) The Gracia 2012 is very ripe on the nose with macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis and copious vanillary oak that is a little overwhelming. The palate is full-bodied with lavish ripe dark cherry and boysenberry fruit. There is a crisp seam of acidity here that keep it all in balance and if those aromatics learn to control themselves, this could be a fine garagiste (long time since I have used that word!)