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Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8101 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Dark Ruby/purple color. Aromas of clean red:black fruits and spice. Palate displays cherry and blackberry fruit, somewhat tannic, smokey, combined with heating alcohol. Finish is medium. Drink up.

Dark Ruby/purple color. Aromas of clean red:black fruits and spice. Palate displays cherry and blackberry fruit, somewhat tannic, smokey, combined with heating alcohol. Finish is medium. Drink up.

Nov 12th, 2019
Andy Christiansen

There’s a great ease about this but plenty of vibrancy and length as well. Could drink again and again.

There’s a great ease about this but plenty of vibrancy and length as well. Could drink again and again.

Apr 7th, 2018
David Kline

Dark river bank and shallows reveal fresh black coffee aromas seared beef, black currant with a hint of candy cane. Tarragon too. Color is tending toward brick, though still purple-black almost to the rim. Black plum and strawberry meet black olive and black cherry. Big fruit tannins up front, are smooth and refined, but almost an afterthought in the face of this well-built wine. Subtle mint, washed away by river that is almost like clean aquarium, though full of rich mineral and flintstone which persists on the long follow through, settling as tiny but grainy tannins in all quadrants. Yabba dabba do!

Dark river bank and shallows reveal fresh black coffee aromas seared beef, black currant with a hint of candy cane. Tarragon too. Color is tending toward brick, though still purple-black almost to the rim. Black plum and strawberry meet black olive and black cherry. Big fruit tannins up front, are smooth and refined, but almost an afterthought in the face of this well-built wine. Subtle mint, washed away by river that is almost like clean aquarium, though full of rich mineral and flintstone which persists on the long follow through, settling as tiny but grainy tannins in all quadrants. Yabba dabba do!

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Christine Havens

Pronounced aromas of bruised pear skin, smoke, crushed walnuts and musk melon. Silky and full on entry with moderate, well-integrated oak that gives way to a surprisingly racy, mineral finish. It's brighter than the nose belies, and nicely balanced. Fleshier notes subside to limestone and gravel intertwining lemon pith, the finish is actually quite mouthwatering. 13.5% ABV I Sample

Pronounced aromas of bruised pear skin, smoke, crushed walnuts and musk melon. Silky and full on entry with moderate, well-integrated oak that gives way to a surprisingly racy, mineral finish. It's brighter than the nose belies, and nicely balanced. Fleshier notes subside to limestone and gravel intertwining lemon pith, the finish is actually quite mouthwatering. 13.5% ABV I Sample

May 15th, 2016
Josh Orr

Steely lean and mean right now. It needs a bit of time. Not yet #msclassic #bordeaux #sauvignonblanc #sémillon

Steely lean and mean right now. It needs a bit of time. Not yet #msclassic #bordeaux #sauvignonblanc #sémillon

Nov 23rd, 2015
Manny Canales

Blackberries and currants.

Blackberries and currants.

Sep 21st, 2015
Melissa E

2013

2013

Nov 16th, 2019
JJ Lumia

Meh.

Meh.

Oct 27th, 2019
Charles Brodine

Wide flavor profile that lacks distinct identity. Smooth and soft—it’s boldness retreats before glass hits table. Low spice, low acidity. Pairing with food a must.

Wide flavor profile that lacks distinct identity. Smooth and soft—it’s boldness retreats before glass hits table. Low spice, low acidity. Pairing with food a must.

Jul 14th, 2019
Chris Kamaris

Nothing special... Just a nice bottle of wine

Nothing special... Just a nice bottle of wine

Mar 6th, 2019