This successful wine exhibits notes of ripe black currants and smoked herbs. With deep, concentrated, attractive flavors, medium body, sweet tannin, and decent acidity, this is an impressive, classic Graves that should drink well young yet age nicely for up to two decades. It is more structured and linear than the plump 2003, but both are top-notch efforts. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.
A fleshy, more Merlot driven bouquet with good definition, wild strawberry, red cherry, raspberry and a touch of vanilla. Nice oak here. Feminine and lithe. Sweet entry on the palate, fine tannins, lithe and supple with a fleshy, sensuous finish. It would benefit from a little more backbone, but this represents a fine Pessac-Leognan. Tasted October 2009.
Superpretty red with licorice, plums and Indian spices that follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very pretty indeed. All in finesse. JS
Deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines black raspberry, hot stones, minerals, smoke, graphite, tobacco and game. Juicy and suave on the palate, with notes of black raspberry, tobacco, smoke and game. Quite suave for the vintage, finishing with fine-grained tannins and lingering sweetness. Extremely user-friendly Graves , but with the balance to age.
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