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Gracia

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2018 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Concentrated and fresh with lift as well as volume, the wine reveals crushed rock, licorice and flowers. This wine is refined and mineral-driven and delivers a lusciously textured finish but it is going to take some aging to be at its best. Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reached 14% alcohol. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

The wine is dark in color and so is the fruit. The freshness is there, along with minerality. Round and with layers of depth, you also discover dark red fruits, licorice, espresso and cocoa in the finish. But it is going to be almost impossible to find. Due to the frost, less than 100 case of wine were produced this year. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2016 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Deep and nearly inky in color, you’ll find so much sweetness in the fat, juicy, velvety fruits, silky-soft tannins and decadent textures. This is a wine to taste. There is less oak and more focus on the purity, elegance and balance.

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2015 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is even more opulent than usual. Fresh, round, long and deep with fleshy blackberries, licorice and plums, this is a graceful goddess of a wine that plays on the palate in the most pleasing of ways. The harvest took place from October 10 to October 19 and the wine will be aged in 100% new, French oak barrels.

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2014 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is deep in color with espresso, black cherry and plum, replete with silky tannins and a brilliant freshness. 92-94 Pts

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2013 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

With licorice, coffee bean and smoky plums, this deep-colored, fleshy wine is soft and approachable, leaving you with lingering, sweet, dark cherries. From a blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon , the wine reached 14% alcohol. With low yields of 15 hectoliter per hectare, only 300 cases were produced this year. 92-94 Pts

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2012 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Sandalwood, licorice, blackberry and cocoa notes, fleshy, sweet, ripe, sof textured, blackberries with cocoa are found in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2011 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 100% new oak. Chocolate, licorice, black cherry and truffle scents, lush textures and a polished black cherry, raspberry and chocolate-filled finish are found in this wine. 91-93 Pts

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2010 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Gracia 80 % Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc came in at 15% alcohol. Oak, spicy berry, licorice and chocolate covered blackberry nose. Round texture, full bodied and concentrated with a long dark cherry, fennel and jammy blackberry finish. 91-93

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2009 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Rich, supple, concentrated, youthful and packed with black licorice, black cherry liqueur, wet earth, flowers and just a hint of blueberry. Another 3-5 years and this hedonistic beauty will be even better! The wine was made from a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2008 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

08 Gracia starts off with a spicy, licorice infused, blackberry liquor nose that is made even better by the large dose of chocolate covered black fruit in the mouth. A rich, opulent, full bodied style of wine for buyers seeking a lot of pleasure. The last of the garage wines? Gracia is probably the only wine that was, and still is, made in an actual garage in the heart of St. Emilion. 92-95 Pts

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2005 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Still youthful, but showing well, the wine serves up a nose of licorice, fresh black cherries, plum and earthy notes. Smooth, round and plush, there is a nice polish the rich layers of the sweet, ripe, fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2000 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers licorice, stone, blackberry, coffee, smoke and black cherry aromas. Full bodied, rich and round in texture, aged in 100% new oak, this plum filled St. Emilion is drinking well today.

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1998 Gracia  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Elegant, sophisticated and opulent with good concentration. Lots of ripe chocolate covered blackberries, plums and spice. Gracia, made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, produced a whopping 400 cases of wine. Gracia is truly a garage wine. While that term has fallen from favor, the wine is still produced in a garage in the heart of St. Emilion! I think the wine is better enjoyed on the young side and should be opened sooner rather than later.

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Licorice, black cherry and mocha are the predominant aromatics. Full bodied with a slight rusticity to the tannins, the wine ends with spicy, black raspberry flavors. However, a touch of green is noted in the finish. This was probably better a few years ago. If I had any remaining bottles, I'd rather drink it sooner than later.

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The wine has no faults, but it lost the excitement and sexy, plush quality it previously sported. This was a better wine a few years ago.

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