2021 Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

DC 94 WA 93 JS 92 JD 92 JL 92 VN 91
DC 94

Decanter, April 2022

Softly floral-touched blackcurrants - violet and lilac, quite a subtle perfumed tone to them but giving such expressive aromas to the nose with touches of smoked earth and sweet milk chocolate. Juicy and succulent, a...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 Grand Village, a blend of 48% Merlot (picked on the 17th and 24th of September) and 52% Cabernet Franc (picked on the 2nd of October), is undoubtedly one of the best values in Bordeaux, revealing a fresh...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 91-92 points) A bright and fruity wine with bright acidity and light, fine tannins. Nicely lifted. Creamy texture.
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

The 2021 Grand Village (Lafleur) is stunningly good in the vintage. Gorgeous ripe black cherry and red plums give way to a chalky minerality as well as complex floral and violet notes that are something to behold. It's...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(90-92 points) Flowers, spice, tobacco leaf, herbs, and red fruits are on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, elegant. refined, silky and fresh, there is a nice purity and sweetness to the fruits on the mid-palate and in the...
VN 91

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Grand Village has a lovely bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of black olive, well-defined with nicely integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a pliant entry and a fine bead of acidity, not a...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Bordeaux Superieur
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Blend is a standout wine from the Bordeaux Superieur region of France. This red wine, produced by Chateau Grand Village, is a blend of 48% Merlot and 52% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was harvested on the 17th and 24th of September, while the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 2nd of October. The wine has an alcohol content of 13.5% and is sealed with a cork closure.

The wine has garnered impressive reviews from several professional critics. Yohan Castaing of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 93, noting it as "undoubtedly one of the best values in Bordeaux." He described the wine as having a "fresh, gourmand bouquet with aromas of raspberry, cassis, spring flowers, and loamy soils." Castaing highlighted its medium-bodied, tense, and elegant nature with a "supple, velvety texture," balanced with "powdery tannins and a long, mouthwatering, sleek finish."

James Suckling from jamessuckling.com gave the wine a score of 92, describing it as a "bright and fruity wine with bright acidity and light, fine tannins." He appreciated its "nicely lifted" and "creamy texture."

Decanter praised the wine with a score of 94, emphasizing its "softly floral-touched blackcurrants - violet and lilac, quite a subtle perfumed tone." The review highlighted its "juicy and succulent" character with "lots of minerality and salinity," calling it "utterly lovely."

Jeb Dunnuck also rated the wine 92, noting its "gorgeous ripe black cherry and red plums" combined with "chalky minerality and complex floral and violet notes." He described it as "deep, medium-bodied" with "terrific mid-palate depth" and "impressive depth and concentration."

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com scored the wine between 90-92 points, mentioning its "flowers, spice, tobacco leaf, herbs, and red fruits on the nose." He found it "soft, elegant, refined, silky and fresh" with a "nice purity and sweetness to the fruits."

Finally, Neal Martin from Vinous rated it 91, emphasizing its "lovely bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of black olive, well-defined with nicely integrated oak." He described it as "medium-bodied with a pliant entry and a fine bead of acidity," showcasing the elegance of recent vintages.

Overall, the 2021 Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Blend is celebrated for its balance, elegance, and depth, making it a highly recommended wine for both immediate enjoyment and aging potential.