Graves


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An outstanding white. 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Semillon with a pH of 3.14 (the lowest since 2010)...

Points 96

The Graves wine of the vintage (along with Haut-Bailly). Taking the highest proposition of first wine (55%) for several years and a good yield of 45hl/ha. The fruit and tannins…

Points 97

Ripe cherry fruit but a little abrupt on the finish – hasn’t handled the extraction as well as some. Firm tannins that suggest ambition but the balance is not convincing.…

Points 88

The Graves wine of the vintage (along with Haut-Brion’s red). A structural, sensual, expansive wine. Dense but deft, 3.75pH, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and for the first time this…

Points 97

Classic autumnal and damson aromas but a little austere. 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot. A little short and square on finish. For medium drinking. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87

Gentle aromatics of apricot and nectarine and fully ripe flavours with plenty of relaxed charm. 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon, 50% new oak. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

From Denis Dubourideu. Deep gravel soils show excellent, controlled damson punch. An exceptionally good effort from this relatively young property (as a red producer). Violet hints and mouthwatering freshness; great…

Points 91
Château Hannetot 2015

Beautifully structured lesser-known wine. Relaxed fresh redcurrant fruit and a floral touch and mouthwatering salinity on the finish. Subtle, easy, elegant, medium term drinking. Xavier Beaumartin of Ch Laroque in…

Points 91
Château Gazin-Rocquencourt 2015

Harvest from 23 September to 12 October, giving a leisurely picking period. Lovely rich and juicy black fruits, enjoyable and effortless, from 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 40% new…

Points 90

Built like a Pessac – ambitiously and to last – with taut tannins and high acidity. Just lacks some of the complexity. Doesn’t have fruit and tannins for the long…

Points 88

Lemon zest appeal with a shot of lime juice – an impressive wine that has a focused finish...

Points 89
Chateau Ferran

Highly extracted bilberry and cassis with silky if bristling tannins. Good potential, lovely sense of vibrancy and a coffee finish. 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot. 33% new

Points 90
Chateau Ferran white

Excellent freshness – a very pretty wine with lots to enjoy: crisp apricot, fleshy nectarines and white peaches.

Points 89
Château d’Uza 2015

From the same Guignard family as Roquetaillade La Grange. Again confident enough to take the wine to the edge of the vintage. Well extracted ripe dark fruit with oak well…

Points 88
Château du Seuil 2015

A successful run of vintages continues at this property, owned by Welsh-New Zealand couple Sean and Nicky Allison. Nice extraction of cassis and coffee, just balanced by acidity and kept…

Points 88
Château Doms 2015

A little out of balance; the fruit feels a bit forced. There is pleasure here, but one to enjoy over the next few years. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 84
Château des Fougères-Clos Montesquieu 2015

Silky texture, fine tannins and lifted plum and damson fruit. Bang for your buck pleasure. Not one to cellar, but quality at a reasonable price for early enjoyment. Wine-Searcher stockist…

Points 88

Ambitious and has potential but the balance is not quite there. 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet, 5% Petit Verdot. Sweet Merlot richness dominates; plump, attractive and full of flavour. Drink medium…

Points 88

A well-considered wine showing fresh apricots and toasted almonds. Slightly low acidity – needs a greater seam of freshness. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 86

Mouthwatering attack then richer, more exotic fruits take over. Full of pleasure, from 60% Semillon...

Points 87

Loganberry and redcurrants aromas – a lighter, fresher spectrum than many. Rouillac has Eric Boissenot as consult and he is clearly not looking to push the vintage. Fresh, vibrant, medium-term…

Points 91

A touch richer and more weighty in style than some, this is full of apricots, toast and citrus marmalade.

Points 91

A consistent name from the André Lurton stable. Serious tight tannins; a little over extracted, with 30%-40% new oak which is overwhelming at this stage. Good ambition but not fully…

Points 87
Château de Respide, Callipyge 2015

Rustic raspberry fruit on a soft, easygoing structure, but with a little edge of brett. It clears, but this is one to open a good half hour before consuming. Wine-Searcher…

Points 85
Château de Portets 2015

Strong extraction, this majors in dark fruits. It will be great value in 2015 with its soft tannins, sweet fruits and confident handling. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87
Château de Portets 2015

Firm, well-extracted black cherry fruit and rich sweet chocolate balanced by freshness and silky tannins. Lots to enjoy from winemaker/owner Marie-Hélène Yung-Théron. Contemporary but with a sense of restraint. Excellent…

Points 90