2010 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • JL 93

Reviews for 2010 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: It is a shame that former stonemason (now retired) Michel Gracia has so little wine to sell. With less than 5 acres of vines and ridiculously low crop yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare there will only be 5400... 2010: It is a shame that former stonemason (now retired) Michel Gracia has so little wine to sell. With less than 5 acres of vines and ridiculously low crop yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare there will only be 5400 bottles of the 2010 Gracia which achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. Reminiscent of Ausone (even though the blend of 75% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is different) the 2010 Gracia boasts an inky/purple color as well as an unmistakable rock-like liqueur loads of blueberry black raspberry and blackberry fruit and hints of camphor as well as truffles. With great intensity full-bodied power stunning length and texture and huge tannins this cuvee needs 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades or more.
JL 93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
80 % Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc came in at 15% alcohol. Oak spicy berry licorice and chocolate covered blackberry nose. Round texture full bodied and concentrated with a long dark cherry fennel and jammy blackberry finish.
JJB 96
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
100% merlot. A true garagiste wine made from a tiny 1.83 hectare vineyard of 38 year old vines planted to clay and limestone soils. Cover-cropping mechanical tilling and lutte raisonnée; 24 hls/ha before and 22 hls/ha... 100% merlot. A true garagiste wine made from a tiny 1.83 hectare vineyard of 38 year old vines planted to clay and limestone soils. Cover-cropping mechanical tilling and lutte raisonnée; 24 hls/ha before and 22 hls/ha after selection and saignée; hand-harvested and hand-destemmed; fermented in stainless steel and Taransaud oak tanks. 14.5% alcohol. The nose is ripe and supple with plum spice mocha and vanilla layered with hints of oak. There is a touch of unfinished malolactic fermentation but that should resolve quickly. The palate is silky and full bodied and has a wonderfully creamy texture and leads to a finish that lasts easily 45+ seconds. This should drink well upon release but could use 3-4 years of bottle age and should last 20-25+. Kudos! Jean-Philippe Fort consults.