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There’s a very fresh and expressive feel to the nose here. It has a wealth of spiced blueberries and fresh violets. The palate delivers immense concentration of ripe dark plums and black cherries, while the oak sits nicely. Very regal finish. Try from 2022.
This is amazingly intense and flavorful with so much white pepper and limestone character Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. Goes on for minutes. This is a special and exciting wine.
The 2015 Gracia is a blend of 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked between 10-19 October. It is the first vintage to include a new parcel located in Saint Christophe-des-Bardes. It has a typically sweet and ripe blueberry and cassis-scented bouquet that is well defined and potent. The palate is ripe and rounded with cough candy-infused black fruit, grippy tannins but sufficient acidity and delineation on the finish to maintain freshness. With 6-8 years in the cellar, those tannin should soften and deliver a very fine Saint Emilion wine.
The 2015 Gracia is inky-black in color. The bouquet is very attractive with black cherries and boysenberry fruit, well defined and somehow reminding me of a Merlot from the southern hemisphere. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry, a fine bead of acidity, slightly chocolaty in style with black pepper toward the persistent finish. It lacks a little breeding but it should drink well for the next decade. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
The 2015 Gracia has a really lovely, quite sensual bouquet with pure black cherry and cassis fruit beautifully enmeshed with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a little hardness on the entry. There is a fine seam of acidity, gaining volume toward the intense, spicy finish that manages to retain sufficient freshness and tension to pull this 2015 off with style. Along with Valandraud, this is a garagiste that is building a track record. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2035.
Blended of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 15 to 20 months, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Gracia rocks up with an audacious nose of crème de cassis, chocolate box, blueberry compote and plum preserves with touches of charcuterie, scorched earth and yeast extract. Full-bodied, rich and firm in the mouth, its power wears a compellingly plush frame with a lively backbone and an epically long, savory and spice-laced finish. 2019 - 2032
Dark, plush and exotic, the 2015 Gracia shows off the most extravagant side of Saint-Émilion. Dark cherry, chocolate, leather, spice and menthol effortlessly fill out the wine's dense frame. The 2015 has turned out beautifully and is a great example of modern Saint-Émilion at its best. The blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 2022 - 2035
Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Slightly cheesy, very ripe nose. Rather dry on the end. A bit pinched despite the fruit weight. 15.5%