Graves


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Château de Lionne 2015

Attractive nose of damson, cocoa and soft vanilla bean – sexy and modern but perhaps just a little overdone. There’s fine ambition and still much to enjoy. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 86

Candy floss aromas that pick up straw, hay and toasted almonds across the palate...

Points 86
Château de Lehoul 2015

A nice sense of freshness but the fruit is encumbered and muted by cigar smoke and pencil lead – very low on aromatics compared to most here. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon,…

Points 85

Chocolate and black fruits, but lacks some of the bounce and polish of better wines this vintage. A little flat. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 86

Clean, crisp, well defined, fruity and easy to drink – a great aperitif style. 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon...

Points 89

High-toned kirsch aromas. Very ambitious. Dark, tight-knit fruits with good hold from the charcoal and graphite tannins. Impact favoured over restraint, but a well constructed, high-quality wine. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon,…

Points 92

Inky black plum and roasted chestnut aromas and liquorice and damson palate; restrained yet spicy. Cruzeau has excellent gravel terroir and should be a contender to join the GCCs if…

Points 92
Château de Cérons 2015

The replanting programme here continues to reap rewards; this is lovely proof of the potential of the soils. Restraint and balance but still delivers soft cherry and blackberry fruit and…

Points 90

The Perromat family deliver an excellent 2015 from 55% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

Points 88
Château de Castres 2015

Sweet black cherry fruit – perhaps a little too soft but still enjoyable for early drinking. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 85

This is a wine with personality and a good kick of freshness – silky with well-defined citrus and apricot fruit.

Points 88
Château de Beau-Site 2015

Candy floss and overly sweet cherry fruit that’s all a bit artificial for a year when the fruit should have delivered such natural goodness. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 85

Lots of dark fruit charm upfront but a little short and there’s a touch of over extraction. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 85

Lovely silky texture and rich citrus notes, but pushed to be almost bitter orange. 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented in barrel with lees stirring may have overpowered the purity of the…

Points 86

Just a touch too heavy on the extraction, giving a drying finish that will not be easy to correct in ageing. But the dark cherry fruit is clean and bright…

Points 85

An estate only classified for its white yet is worth following for its reds also. Aged in 40% new oak for 12 months, this is a full and rich expression…

Points 91

Apricot stones with fleshy nectarines and citrus zest – this pulls off a weighty yet restrained feel..

Points 92
Château Couhins 2015

Firm autumnal fruits and cinnamon stick spice from 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Lovely progression in the glass: nice tight frame and clear ageing potential. 30%…

Points 91
Château Couhins 2015

Exotic fruit expression at first, this maintains form and tension throughout.

Points 92

Hubert de Boüard consults for one of the most consistent red Graves. Silky texture, and ripe loganberries and rosemary but just a little too upfront. Still, a great value pick.…

Points 87

Attractive dark red fruits, subtle liquorice and gently insisting tannins. One that will deliver pleasure earlier than some. There’s a silky approachability, but it should also develop well. Wine-Searcher stockist…

Points 93

A wine to buy in good vintages like 2015, because you get Fabien Teitgen and Daniel Cathiard’s winemaking at reasonable prices. Tightly coiled, firm tannins and highly powered dark cherry…

Points 90
Château Cantelys, Pessac-Léognan 2012

Even split of Sauvignon and Semillon with 3.2pH and greater sweetness and roundness than 2014...

Points 89
chateau brown

Silky but taut tannins – a superb example from this château...

Points 92

Lemon peel with rich apricot crunch, from 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon.

Points 90

Grippy tannins on the finish, but with a sense of purpose and they will soften nicely. Good lift of tight black fruits with a sprinkle of almond and coffee. Balance…

Points 88