2009 Château Les Gravières St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2009 Château Les Gravières  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91
Fully mature, the still, deep-colored wine is all about its rich, lush texture and layers of dark cherries, licorice, chocolate, and licorice. Drink 2022-2028.

Fully mature, the still, deep-colored wine is all about its rich, lush texture and layers of dark cherries, licorice, chocolate, and licorice. Drink 2022-2028.

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When to Drink Chateau Les Gravieres, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Les Gravieres needs at least sometime before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour to 90 minutes. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Les Gravieres is usually better with at least 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Les Gravieres offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Les Gravieres with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Les Gravieres is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Les Gravieres is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Les Gravieres is also good when matched with Asian dishes, and hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

Denis Barraud produces two other Saint Emilion wines using 100% Merlot, Chateau Lynsolence and Haut Renaissance. In addition, the Barraud family also produces other Merlot-dominated, Bordeaux value wines, Chateau de La Cour d'Argent, Merlot De Lyne and Emotion.

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