2009 Les Grands Chenes



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£149.00
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Average critic rating : 88.7 points

90

90

One of the cru bourgeois estates in the empire of Bernard Magrez, this may possibly be the best wine Les Grands Chenes has yet made. From old vines (average age 45) in the very northern part of the Medoc, the final blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc hit 14% natural alcohol. The wine displays loads of espresso roast, black chocolate, creme de cassis, forest floor and tobacco leaf in a full-bodied, opulent, and flamboyant style. Dense, rich and deep in fruit, it exhibits the plush, silky tannins that are a signature of Michel Rolland, the overall consultant for all of the Magrez estates. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

88-90

88-90

A blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, cropped between 30th September and the 16th October, this has a ripe, almost exotic coconut tinged nose with red-cherries, cassis, blueberry and a touch of vanilla. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with very ripe tannins, a nice citric edge cutting through those thick layers of black fruits, although the finish is rather brutish and showing just a little warmth of alcohol at the moment. Tasted March 2010

87-90

87-90

An attractive Medoc, with mineral and currant character. Medium-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a medium finish

15

15

Magrez wine. Black! Some freshness on the nose. Then tar on the palate. Painful end. Very drying. Not comfortable to taste.

16

16

Good crushed berry fruit, fleshy and ripe with good tannins. Drink 2012-16



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