Graves


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Without the kick of its sister estate Ch Haura, this Dubourdieu red still delivers a lot of pleasure. Well-balanced raspberry and black cherry fruit with soft tannins. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

One of the great whites of Bordeaux, and in 2015 the lower acidity of the vintage...

Points 92
Château Villa Bel Air 2015

Soft and floral, this is pretty and highly approachable. Brambly fruits, blackberry jelly and gentle tannins for early drinking pleasure. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in…

Points 88
Château Villa Bel Air 2015

Lovely burst of citrus and lime aromas but slightly dilute on the palate so doesn't quite carry through on the promise.

Points 89
Château Vénus 2015

Gentle summer fruit aromatics that are a touch underwhelming within the context of the vintage. It delivers a sweetness of fruit but is a little short. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 85
Château St-Robert Poncet-Deville 2015

Dark cherry, bilberry, liquorice and black chocolate, well held together by silky tannins. Punches above its weight; impressive. Malolactic and ageing in new barrels. 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Good…

Points 90

63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Organic. A wonderful wine of great impact and rich, grippy tannins but the density imperceptibly lightens towards the finish…

Points 96

Incredible intensity thanks to almost no lees stirring and no cold soaking, instead vinified on the limit of reduction

Points 96

Firm, confident cassis and liquorice-infused fruits. 50% new oak adds a layer of roasted coffee. A consistent property, not for long ageing, but has attitude. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

One of the most southerly estates in the Graves, this is a full expression of the vintage. Full extraction but balanced bilberry and black cherry with a good seam of…

Points 90
Château Respide-Medeville 2015

The modern take on 2015 strays a little too far here with bretty aromas and overripe fruit. Full-impact palate with tannins, fruit and punch – just not the lift that’s…

Points 87

An ambitious take on the vintage from Dourthe, pushing the ripeness of black cherry fruit with crème caramel and patisserie from the oak. Impactful wine of great value, approaching a…

Points 88

74% Semillon, 19% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris with 15% new oak and lees stirring.

Points 88

A lovely example of the vintage. Dark chocolate and cassis fruits from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon in 40% new oak. Taut tannins and shapely, dense fruit. Good value.

Points 88

A little-known estate that has been turning out some really interesting wines in recent vintages. This has a fleshy nectarine and white peach centre, and while a little short on…

Points 87
Château Pont de Brion  2015

A good-quality estate. Smoky cigar and cedar aromas, soft, ripe fruits and grippy tannins; pleasurable and confident. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot. Vinified in stainless steel then…

Points 90

Loganberries, bilberries and autumnal spices. Highly charged – the winemaking team enjoyed using the ripe fruit this year. A little abrupt on the finish, but lots to enjoy. Wine-Searcher stockist

Points 89

Tight on fruit expression, this has a good fresh attack but pulls up a little short. Nice undertow of acidity but it doesn’t quite catch up with the fruit. 75%…

Points 88

Clear reductive environment, saving the best nose for the consumer and not for en primeur. A lovely richly textured wine –really velvety with gorgeous purity to the damson and black…

Points 95

A finesse of sweet lemon on the nose; very inviting. Pape Clément has achieved that difficult balance...

Points 93

Power and poise of rich, muscular tannic frame for good ageing potential. Continuing the more serious expression of Olivier over last few years, begun with the inclusion of the new…

Points 93

This estate reworked its whites with the 2007 vintage, when it shifted from 50/50 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon to 75% Sauvignon Blanc

Points 94

Dark, rich, serious, well-extracted fruit; firm but with just the right pressure on the pedal. One that will age very well, continuing a run of strong vintages here. Cinnamon and…

Points 93

One of the stealth wines of the vintage, where the acidity – here zingy lime zest – builds slowly over the course of the palate...

Points 93
Château Magneau 2015

Not delivering the flavour and impact of many of its neighbours in 2015. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84
Château Magence 2015

Coffee and cherry fruit but without a sense of architecture or balance. Early drinking. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84
Château Luchey-Halde 2015

Mid-weight plum fruit and violet hints. Dominant oak now but will soften. Promising fruit, tannins and acidity all in balance. The two Cabernets, plus Merlot and Petit Verdot, aged in…

Points 90

The red is more successful than the white this year. This has some pretty Sauvignon pyrazine flavours, but overall not quite the power and vivacity of the 2014. Sauvignon Blanc,…

Points 87
Château l’Hospital 2015

Sweet liquorice and fine tannins. Classic Graves, with a firm delivery of dark fruits, silky texture and fine balance. Good. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87