2018 Chateau Les Gravieres (750ml) »FUTURES«

Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2018 Chateau Les Gravieres

The 2018 Les Gravières is every bit as impressive as it was from barrel. Graphite, dried herbs, licorice, lavender and purple/black fruits are all laced together. The 2018 has shut down quite a bit after bottling. Today the acids and tannins are quite present. That won't be an issue in time, but it does mean readers need to be patient.

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)

A well oaked, rich, concentrated Saint-Emilion, the 2018 Château Les Gravières offers up a dense purple/plum color as well as powerful notes of blackcurrants, chocolate, graphite, chalky minerality, and earth. It packs full-bodied richness, building tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Based on 100% Merlot, this hedonistic dream will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and shine for over a decade.

92+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

This is a Futures item. 2018 futures will begin arriving in 2021. 60+ bottles available.

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