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2005 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • ST93

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
The quintessential garagiste wine made from a 5-acre site, the 2005 Gracia is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Stonemason Michel Gracia turns out 450 cases of wine that come close to duplicating Alain... The quintessential garagiste wine made from a 5-acre site, the 2005 Gracia is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Stonemason Michel Gracia turns out 450 cases of wine that come close to duplicating Alain Vauthier's Ausone. A powerful bouquet of crushed rocks, spring flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and a steely mineral character is followed by a massively endowed St.-Emilion with huge power and tannin as well as equally huge extract, intensity, and length. This brilliant wine is made without compromise and represents a future legend from this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good bright ruby. Captivating aromas of dark berries, violet, coffee, cocoa powder and sexy oak. Chewy and thick but with terrific framing acidity; this really caresses the palate. Finishes with big but thoroughly ripe... Good bright ruby. Captivating aromas of dark berries, violet, coffee, cocoa powder and sexy oak. Chewy and thick but with terrific framing acidity; this really caresses the palate. Finishes with big but thoroughly ripe tannins and superb persistence to the black fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors. "Wait seven or eight years," suggested Michel Gracia, who made it clear that he doesn't like to drink 30-year-old Bordeaux. This must be the best Gracia to date. Incidentally, the second wine, Angelots de Gracia (89), offers a lovely sugar/acid balance and its gentler texture and sweet fruit make it very easy to drink right now. 93(+?) points

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