2020 Les Gravieres Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JL 96 WA 95 VN 94 JS 92 JD 92
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2021

(94-96 points) Deep, dark garnet with purple edges in color, the seductive wine is pure velvet on the palate. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and sensuous, the fruit is perfectly ripe, expressing a gorgeous sense of...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(93 - 95 points) Made from 100% Merlot, the 2020 Les Gravieres has a deep purple-black color, rolling out of the glass with ready-for-business scents of plum preserves, baked black cherries and blueberry pie, plus hints...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Les Gravières is one of the most distinctive Saint-Émilions readers will come across. Black cherry, graphite, dried herbs and a host of savory and mineral inflections are all beautifully delineated. Vivid and...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Notes of ripe plums and blackberries with licorice, dried orange peel and roselle flowers. Some cedar, too. Medium- to full-bodied with chewy tannins and an array of crunchy blueberries and dried herbs on the mid-palate...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Coming from Denis Barrau's tiny 4.52-hectare vineyard planted on gravelly, sandy soils, the 2020 Château Les Gravières offers a darker, richer, medium to full-bodied style as well as notes of black cherries, plums...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Les Gravieres Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Les Gravieres vineyard. With a stunning deep garnet color that glimmers with purple edges, it captivates the eye even before the first sip.

The nose of this wine is a sensory journey, with notes of ripe plums and blackberries that intertwine harmoniously with hints of licorice, dried orange peel, and roselle flowers. As you delve deeper, a touch of cedar reveals itself, adding complexity to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the Les Gravieres 2020 is medium- to full-bodied, embracing the senses with its chewy tannins and a delightful array of crunchy blueberries and dried herbs. The flavors are both flavorful and juicy, creating a truly pleasurable experience. While the wine is already approachable, it possesses a slight tightness that suggests it will only improve with age. Renowned wine critic James Suckling recommends enjoying this wine after 2024 to fully appreciate its potential.

This Bordeaux Blend has received high praise from critics, with Jeff Leve awarding it an impressive score of 96 points. He describes it as pure velvet on the palate, expressing a gorgeous sense of purity and concentration. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauds this wine, giving it a score of 95 points and praising its generous black and blue fruits, velvety tannins, and long, spicy finish.

Crafted from 100% Merlot grapes and aged in 60% new French oak for 14 months, the Les Gravieres 2020 showcases the best of what this varietal and terroir have to offer. With its beautiful integration of fruit, tannins, and acidity, this wine promises to age gracefully over the next decade.

In conclusion, the 2020 Les Gravieres Bordeaux Blend is a remarkable wine that embodies the elegance and sophistication of Saint Emilion. Its exceptional quality, combined with rave reviews from esteemed critics, makes it a must-have addition to any wine aficionado's collection. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine is sure to impress with its complexity, depth, and sheer beauty.