Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, 2012
Drinking Window: 2016 - 2019
Owned and worked by the Guinaudeau family since 1650, who also make the famed Château Lafleur in Pomerol. Grand Village is located in Fronsac, and utilises a blend of 93% Merlot to 7% Cabernet Franc to acheive a soft, approachable style. Plummy dark fruit and rosemary come to the fore with a lovely juicy character. There is some tannic framework but it is very much in the background. A very pleasant 'everyday' Bordeaux.