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Château Petit Gravet Ainé

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2020 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Savory fruits, spice, crushed rocks and forest leaf come to the surface easily. Silky, fresh, vibrant and juicy with a purity to the fruits, and refinement on the palate, the wine finishes with salty tannins, crushed rocks, savory red fruits and mint. Give it time in the cellar to develop and it will be an even better wine. This is clearly the finest vintage of Petit Gravet Ainé produced yet. 94-96 Pts

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2019 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Underbrush, green leafy notes, herbs, crushed rocks and red berries to start, the wine is stony, fresh, vibrant and racy with its fresh red fruits, spice and salty tannins. Give it time in the cellar to develop and it will be a much better wine and perhaps the best vintage of Petit Gravet Ainé produced yet. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Espresso, spice, smoke, flowers, plums and cherry aromatics pop from the glass. The palate shows off its silky, fresh, elegant, juicy, sweet, stony core of fruits with little effort. The stony edge gives a fabulous sense of minerality to the wine on the nose, palate and finish. The wine was made from 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. 93 Points

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Spicy, floral, lush, ripe and loaded with strata of rocks, stones, herbs and fruit. The wine has density, ripe tannins and a strong mineral essence that adds to the ripe, spicy red fruits. This is the best vintage of Petit Gravet Ainé ever produced. The wine was made from 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

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2016 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Fresh, spicy and flowery, medium/full bodied with tobacco and herbs, which shine over the plums on the nose and in the mouth, there is more ripeness and flesh here than usual. 92 Points

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2015 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Using 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, this wine is deep in color, mineral driven with a rich, plush quality that you never see in Petit-Gravet. Full-bodied, concentrated and the ability to age. If you're a fan of Cabernet Franc, this is a wine you should make sure you taste. 92 Points

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2014 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Softer and more approachable than usual, this wine is smooth, mineral driven, fresh and long with a core of ripe fruit. The wine was produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

With stone and cherry character, the wine has an intense sensation of minerality in the black cherry finish. Normally, this wine has a high percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend, but this vintage is comprised of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Only 1,100 bottles were produced this year from a production that is usually closer to 8,000 bottles. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

With a massive dose of 80% Cabernet Franc, blended with 20% Merlot, this wine was produced from 50 year-old vines and aged in 100% new oak. This is an interesting wine due to its high level of Cabernet Franc, showing stone, pepper, black raspberry and green leafy aromas with some dryness in the finish. It will need time to come together. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Firm, structured, tannic, mineral driven, peppery and floral, with fresh red berries, ripe plum and spicy notes. This needs more time to develop and soften. Produced from a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, this is one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc in all of Bordeaux. 90 Points

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2009 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Due to large proportion of Cabernet Franc in the blend, this uniquely styled wine starts off with floral, fennel, licorice, and dark plum aromas. Medium/full bodied, with chalky tannins, the wine ends in mineral, leafy bright flavors. 90 Points

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2001 Château Petit Gravet Ainé  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Firm, leafy and floral, with a pronounced, fresh, red fruit character. There is more going on aromatically, than on the firm, stony, red berry, medium bodied palate. I guess you might call this a Burgundy lovers Bordeaux. 88 Points

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