2009 Gracia Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The 2009 Gracia competes handsomely with the spectacular 2005 and 2000 vintages. A slightly more evolved and fleshy effort the inky/purple-hued 2009 (75 % Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a massive... The 2009 Gracia competes handsomely with the spectacular 2005 and 2000 vintages. A slightly more evolved and fleshy effort the inky/purple-hued 2009 (75 % Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a massive thick powerhouse with 14.5% natural alcohol. Proprietor Michel Gracia often makes a wine that is similar to that of his friend the proprietor of Ausone. Blueberry blackberry licorice forest floor smoke and graphite aromas jump from the glass of this unctuously textured layered multidimensional St.-Emilion. Displaying an inner core of extract (yields were only 19 hectoliters per hectare) and not a hard edge to be found this youthful 2009 tastes more like a barrel sample than a finished wine. It will benefit from 5-10 years of cellaring and should last for 3-4 decades.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2010
Offers licorice and light toasty oak with plenty of ripe fruit. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a beautiful finish. Polished and integrated.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(15% alcohol): Bright deep ruby-red. Sexy blueberry mineral and smoky oak aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Fat sweet dense and plush but not monolithic showing good spicy lift and delineation to the... (15% alcohol): Bright deep ruby-red. Sexy blueberry mineral and smoky oak aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Fat sweet dense and plush but not monolithic showing good spicy lift and delineation to the superconcentrated black fruit and smoky oak flavors. Finishes with very suave tannins and a hint of chocolate mint. This may well surpass Michel Gracia's outstanding 2005 release as the new wine shows flamboyant early personality.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2009