2010 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • NM 93
  • ST 93
  • JS 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2010 Gracia Bordeaux Blend

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
From very small yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, this wine flirted with perfection on each occasion I tasted it. It is a sensational effort – if you can find it. The wine is dense purple and stunningly rich, with... From very small yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, this wine flirted with perfection on each occasion I tasted it. It is a sensational effort – if you can find it. The wine is dense purple and stunningly rich, with lots of crushed rock and chalky notes from the limestone soils as well as blueberry and black berry liqueur intermixed with some smoky barbecue and an aroma that reminded me of tea-smoked duck. Thick, rich and full, its glycerine and concentration hide some rather lofty tannins This is another prodigious effort from proprietor Michel Gracia – it’s just a shame he doesn’t make more wine. - Robert Parker
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Gracia has always been one of the best of the garagistes and the 2010 deserves consideration. It has a very high-toned bouquet with black cherries liquorice and a touch... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Gracia has always been one of the best of the garagistes and the 2010 deserves consideration. It has a very high-toned bouquet with black cherries liquorice and a touch of star anis. It is open knit and generous but perhaps missing a little focus. The palate is medium-bodied with good structure and grip. Real cohesion and firmness in the mouth, nicely balanced with an intense yet controlled finish. Excellent.
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
Bright full medium ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, mocha, minerals, licorice and smoked duck. Superconcentrated and powerful, with huge density and chewiness to the penetrating flavors of black raspberry, blueberry... Bright full medium ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, mocha, minerals, licorice and smoked duck. Superconcentrated and powerful, with huge density and chewiness to the penetrating flavors of black raspberry, blueberry, bitter chocolate and smoky oak. This wine's chewy minerality gives it real eclat. Most impressive today on the very long, building finish, which saturates the mouth with big but sweet tannins and dark fruits. A classic vintage for Michel Gracia's tiny boutique wine.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
(JS90-91 points) Very fruit forward, with loads of wood now, but it’s bright and fruity.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
A modern, toasty style, but sleek, with the vanilla bean and espresso notes melding nicely into the core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. The long finish lets the espresso note weave on, with flashes of tobacco... A modern, toasty style, but sleek, with the vanilla bean and espresso notes melding nicely into the core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. The long finish lets the espresso note weave on, with flashes of tobacco, cocoa and licorice snap as well. Best from 2014 through 2024. –JM
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.