Chateau des Gravieres, Graves, Bordeaux, France, 2016


Family owned since 1847 and producers of a super Bordeaux. The classic blend of 80% Merlot which brings the fruit and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon which brings structure and longevity - this wine could easily age for another 6-8 years or so and still be delicious. But why wait that long, let us get drinking it now.

Nose: Red fruit and mocha. Complex blackcurrants and blackberries, cocoa and baking spices.

Palate: All of the above. Smooth and ripe. Super long finish, which is toasty but also fresh with silky tannins