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Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

8.817 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 2\16\21

A great example of a decent wine in an excellent vintage.

Scent of plum, tobacco, mint, and leather. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, earth, and a bit of pepper, with medium tannins that have softened and are well integrated at this point. Finish lasts around 50 seconds. Very enjoyable, but drink now before the fruit fades.

3\21\8\4\4 +50 = 90 pts.

Drank 2\16\21

A great example of a decent wine in an excellent vintage.

Scent of plum, tobacco, mint, and leather. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, earth, and a bit of pepper, with medium tannins that have softened and are well integrated at this point. Finish lasts around 50 seconds. Very enjoyable, but drink now before the fruit fades.

3\21\8\4\4 +50 = 90 pts.

Feb 17th, 2021
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
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 3/4/17. First of 2 bottles.

Nose of Cassis, raspberry, cocoa powder, and a hint of black pepper. Palate with medium + body, nice concentration. Plum, raspberry, and oak flavors. Medium- long finish

3/22/8/4/4+ 50= 91 Pts

Drank 3/4/17. First of 2 bottles.

Nose of Cassis, raspberry, cocoa powder, and a hint of black pepper. Palate with medium + body, nice concentration. Plum, raspberry, and oak flavors. Medium- long finish

3/22/8/4/4+ 50= 91 Pts

Aug 18th, 2017
Kevin Wng

Really strong Bordeaux that needs a LOT of time to breath. Overwhelming. A little unbalanced.

Really strong Bordeaux that needs a LOT of time to breath. Overwhelming. A little unbalanced.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Alistair Mudie

Great wine mineraly smokey loads of fruit melon being the easyest for me to taste great find 2010 vintage

Great wine mineraly smokey loads of fruit melon being the easyest for me to taste great find 2010 vintage

Dec 24th, 2014
Britney Crabtree

Good with a grape skin finish

Good with a grape skin finish

Dec 8th, 2014
Roy Arias

I loved the white so much, I wanted to try the red. A nice expression of Graves. A pleasant amount of muscle to last, but tasting great after decanted.

I loved the white so much, I wanted to try the red. A nice expression of Graves. A pleasant amount of muscle to last, but tasting great after decanted.

Jun 24th, 2014
Holly Perkins Van Vuuren

Holly had this 5 years ago

Holly had this 5 years ago

Sep 12th, 2015
coco

coco had this 6 years ago

coco had this 6 years ago

Mar 29th, 2015
Anthony Holeman

Anthony had this 7 years ago

Anthony had this 7 years ago

May 15th, 2014