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Château Les Gravières

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2023
91
Chocolate-covered black cherries, plums, flowers, with a strong mineral essence, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, forward, and fruity, finishing with licorice, dark cocoa, and red pit fruits from start to finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

Chocolate-covered black cherries, plums, flowers, with a strong mineral essence, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, forward, and fruity, finishing with licorice, dark cocoa, and red pit fruits from start to finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2038. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Flowers, licorice, plums, cocoa and plummy fruits form the core of this medium-bodied, fresh, mineral driven wine. Produced from 100% Merlot, you can enjoy this charmer on release. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-91

Flowers, licorice, plums, cocoa and plummy fruits form the core of this medium-bodied, fresh, mineral driven wine. Produced from 100% Merlot, you can enjoy this charmer on release. Drink from 2023-2034. 89-91

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2020
95
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 purity on the mid-palate which manages to carry all the way though to the long finish. Clearly, this is the finest vintage of Les Gravieres ever produced! If you can wait 5 years or so before opening a bottle, this will be an even better wine. 94-96 Pts

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 purity on the mid-palate which manages to carry all the way though to the long finish. Clearly, this is the finest vintage of Les Gravieres ever produced! If you can wait 5 years or so before opening a bottle, this will be an even better wine. 94-96 Pts

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2019
92
It is always a good sign with a wine shows much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, this wine has put on a lot of weight during covid, as now the wine has much more volume. Rich, round, lush and deep, the fruits are dark, ripe and polished. The wine is still a bit oaky, so it needs to better integrate to allow all of its black cherries, plums, flowers and spice to come through its espresso tinged surface. But give it a few years in the cellar and this is going to be a treat in your glass. Drink from 2034-2035.

It is always a good sign with a wine shows much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, this wine has put on a lot of weight during covid, as now the wine has much more volume. Rich, round, lush and deep, the fruits are dark, ripe and polished. The wine is still a bit oaky, so it needs to better integrate to allow all of its black cherries, plums, flowers and spice to come through its espresso tinged surface. But give it a few years in the cellar and this is going to be a treat in your glass. Drink from 2034-2035.

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Espresso, black fruit, jam and smoke on the nose start things off. On the palate, the wine is round, forward and fruity with a dark coffee bean note accompanying the dark cherries in the finish. This should drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

Espresso, black fruit, jam and smoke on the nose start things off. On the palate, the wine is round, forward and fruity with a dark coffee bean note accompanying the dark cherries in the finish. This should drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

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2018
94
Rich, fruity, opulent and sensuous, this supple textured gem pops with espresso, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, velvety and rich with layers of fruits on the finish. If you can wait 5 years or so, this will be an even better wine.

Rich, fruity, opulent and sensuous, this supple textured gem pops with espresso, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, velvety and rich with layers of fruits on the finish. If you can wait 5 years or so, this will be an even better wine.

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2016
88
Licorice, smoke, earth and juicy plums pair well with the soft, medium-bodied, red fruits. Easy to drink, the wine will be best on the young side.

Licorice, smoke, earth and juicy plums pair well with the soft, medium-bodied, red fruits. Easy to drink, the wine will be best on the young side.

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2015
89
Medium-bodied and showing a strong oaky character that almost overwhelms, all the ripe, sweet, dark, red berries, licorice, smoke, and chocolate. If the oak is able to integrate, which I am not sure it will, this will be a better wine. If not, my score would drop from here.

Medium-bodied and showing a strong oaky character that almost overwhelms, all the ripe, sweet, dark, red berries, licorice, smoke, and chocolate. If the oak is able to integrate, which I am not sure it will, this will be a better wine. If not, my score would drop from here.

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2009
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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