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    1
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Slow Cooked Short Ribs

The Story

A lovely estate on the west side of Pomerol, Château La Grave dates back to the early 19th century. As indicated by its name, the soil is almost pure pebble. The vineyard marks the beginning of the one mile long gravelly strip which crosses the plateau of Pomerol, then Cheval Blanc and ends at Château Figeac. La Grave could be considered the equivalent of a third growth in the Médoc and ranks amongst the top Pomerol. His very first personal acquisition, Christian Moueix purchased the estate in June 1971 and gave a great deal of attention to the restoration of the château, cellar, and vineyard. Today, as part of the Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix properties, it receives the same meticulous care as the other family’s top châteaux.
The illustrious and famed Bordeaux negociant firm of Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix was founded in 1937 and holds exclusive rights to sell and manage some of the greatest vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux. The properties of Jean-Pierre Moueix can be found in the appellations of Pomerol and St. Emilion with each estate being carefully selected by Christian Moueix. The Moueix family have defined a style of winemaking distinguished by integrity and total devotion to the expression of each individual vineyard.

 

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKING

A strict and merciless parcel selection precedes the harvest which is conducted entirely by hand, vine by vine, and often bunch by bunch. A sorting table is used systematically to assure a selection of only the healthiest grapes. Vatting and maceration are conducted according the needs of the vintage; racking into barrels is immediate following fermentations in a minimum of 50% new oak. The wines are clarified (racked) by hand every three months and remain in barrel for 18 months before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Red garnet color with a dark hue. The nose is discrete at the beginning and becomes intense with a nice purity after it opens up. Small red fruits, fresh cherry and currant aromas are very pleasant. The palate is already very smooth and silky with round tannins perfect for a great evolution in the bottle.

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Medium body with good avidity and length. Fine and elegant black and red cherry. Silky tannin. You can find the just-in-time-ripened fruit in the palate (not over-ripened). Hint of toast at the back of palate. Pretty easy to drink and good for early drinking. 91-93
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Medium deep colour. Strawberry, raspberry dark cherry aromas with aniseed herb notes. Concentrated strawberry raspberry dark cherry flavours, fine chalky tannins and savoury oak notes. Finishes firm with a rich lengthy finish. Very good. 93 points
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Dark purple red with violet hue. Elegant nose with pure fruit, discreet spiciness and hints of minerality. Rather closed character. On the palate elegant but persistent character, fine fruit and convincing length with discreet spiciness in the aftertaste.
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Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Château La Graves à Pomerol 2015  ( Châteaux La Grave )

"Medium body with good avidity and length. Fine and elegant black and red cherry. Silky tannin. You can find the just-in-time-ripened fruit in the palate (not over-ripened). Hint of toast at the back of palate. Pretty easy to drink and good for early drinking. 91-93"

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château La Graves à Pomerol 2015  ( Châteaux La Grave )

"Medium deep colour. Strawberry, raspberry dark cherry aromas with aniseed herb notes. Concentrated strawberry raspberry dark cherry flavours, fine chalky tannins and savoury oak notes. Finishes firm with a rich lengthy finish. Very good. 93 points"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château La Graves à Pomerol 2015  ( Châteaux La Grave )

"Dark purple red with violet hue. Elegant nose with pure fruit, discreet spiciness and hints of minerality. Rather closed character. On the palate elegant but persistent character, fine fruit and convincing length with discreet spiciness in the aftertaste."

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