2016 La Grave a Pomerol Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • DC 94
  • WE 94
  • WA 92
  • JS 92
  • JD 92
  • JR 91

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In Stock: 0 btls
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WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2017
(92-95) This is lovely, with creamy-textured plum, cassis and boysenberry fruit that unfurls slowly and steadily, picking up bright anise and floral notes, as well as a tug of earth at the end. Rock-solid. –JM
DC 94
Decanter, October 2018
Rich and concentrated black cherry is joined by raspberry puree, liquorice, tobacco and soft leather. This is a beautiful Pomerol, where the tannins are vibrant but you barely notice them until they hold you back from... Rich and concentrated black cherry is joined by raspberry puree, liquorice, tobacco and soft leather. This is a beautiful Pomerol, where the tannins are vibrant but you barely notice them until they hold you back from leaving, seatbelts holding you in place. Gorgeous. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035 - Jane Anson Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-la-grave-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2016-11066#VSy8bdqSYWADAJpo.99
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
(92–94) barrel Sample. A dense wine with ripe tannins. The fruit is there, although buried in the firm structure. It's good for the long term.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
92+ The 2016 la Grave is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and features notions of black and red plums, baked cherries and crushed blackberries with hints of... 92+ The 2016 la Grave is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and features notions of black and red plums, baked cherries and crushed blackberries with hints of vanilla pod, milk chocolate and cardamom plus a waft of underbrush. Medium-bodied, soft and plush, it delivers bags of warm red and black fruits with plenty of spicy accents and a long savory finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
This has some attractive depth to the fruit aromas with ripe dark plums and berries, swathed in herbs and dark chocolate. The palate has a plush, long and dense core with assertively fluid tannins, delivering a luxuriant... This has some attractive depth to the fruit aromas with ripe dark plums and berries, swathed in herbs and dark chocolate. The palate has a plush, long and dense core with assertively fluid tannins, delivering a luxuriant, fresh finish. Try from 2023.
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
The 2016 Château La Grave comes from a 19-acre vineyard of gravelly, clay soils and is mostly Merlot with 4% Cabernet Franc. It offers a classic Pomerol bouquet of dark cherry and currant fruits intermixed with notions of... The 2016 Château La Grave comes from a 19-acre vineyard of gravelly, clay soils and is mostly Merlot with 4% Cabernet Franc. It offers a classic Pomerol bouquet of dark cherry and currant fruits intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffle, tobacco leaf, and cedar. This is followed by an incredibly elegant, seamless red that has nicely integrated acidity, beautiful balance, and the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage. Drink it any time over the coming 15 years or more.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2017
(17.5/20) Really complex array of aromas with meat and veg evident. Intense and deep-flavoured. Lovely richness underneath. Yet with a massive charge of tannins for the future.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016