2009 Gracia



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Average critic rating : 92.38 points

98

98

The 2009 Gracia competes handsomely with the spectacular 2005 and 2000 vintages. A slightly more evolved and fleshy effort, the inky/purple-hued 2009 (75 % Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a massive, thick powerhouse with 14.5% natural alcohol. Proprietor Michel Gracia often makes a wine that is similar to that of his friend, the proprietor of Ausone. Blueberry, blackberry, licorice, forest floor, smoke and graphite aromas jump from the glass of this unctuously textured, layered, multidimensional St.-Emilion. Displaying an inner core of extract (yields were only 19 hectoliters per hectare) and not a hard edge to be found, this youthful 2009 tastes more like a barrel sample than a finished wine. It will benefit from 5-10 years of cellaring and should last for 3-4 decades. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

89-91

89-91

Tasted at Ets. Thunevin. A huge, extrovert, extravagant bouquet of pure damson and macerated black cherry fruit that is slightly porty in style. Creme de cassis dominated after four or five minutes in the glass. The palate is full-bodied with layers of pure black cherry fruit laced with a touch of burnt toast. It has far more freshness and delineation that anticipated, particularly on the finish. I have always had a lot of time for this garagiste and they do not disappoint for 2009. No, not my style, but definitely well crafted. Tasted March 2010.

92-95

92-95

Offers licorice and light toasty oak, with plenty of ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a beautiful finish. Polished and integrated.

15.5

15.5

Warm, rich and very ripe. Crushed red-berry aromas. Palate sweet, round and succulent. Seduces with its opulence. More immediate appeal. Drink 2014-2020



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Gracia 2009
+£284.00     (+26.47%) Latest price:  £1,357.00
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