2015 Petit Gravet Aine

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Average critic rating : 92.25 points



Catherine Papon-Nouvel's 2015 Petit Gravet Ainé boasts serious richness and intensity from start to finish. Mocha, espresso, raspberry jam, white pepper and mint are some of the many notes that are pushed forward in this unctuous, super-ripe St.-Émilion. The summer heat appears to have baked out the Cabernet Franc aromatics that are such a signature here. Today, the 2015 is incredibly tightly wound. It will be interesting to see where things ultimately shake out. For now, the 2015 is an embryonic wine built on intensity and ripeness. I would like to see a little more of the finesse this site is capable of. Petit Gravet Ainé is 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot done in 100% new oak. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com



The 2015 Petit-Gravet-Aine is located west of Canon-la-Gaffelière, a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, one of the highest proportions of Cabernet on the Right Bank. This has a very attractive bouquet, the Cabernet Franc exuding freshness and complexity with mineral-rich black and red fruit, cold rock just tucked in nicely. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, great depth, just a touch of bell pepper infusing the red fruit, superb precision and real gusto on the structured finish. What a fabulous Saint Emilion wine from proprietor Catherine Papon-Nouvels. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040


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