2011 Chantegrive

Chantegrive

89Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Critic Notes

A soft red with plum, mineral and warm stone character. Medium to full body, with round tannins and a delicious finish. Attractive texture. jamessuckling.com

Score: 89-90/100James Suckling

Nice cut, with a plum pit note running through the blackberry, sweet tapenade and maduro tobacco notes. Bright fruit lingers on the finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

Score: 88-91/100Wine Spectator

Consistently one of my “best buy” picks from Graves is this large estate owned by the Leveque family producing both delicious red and white wines. An equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2011 Chantegrive offers an excellent value/price rapport. Classic notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with red and black currants, barbecue smoke and spice jump from the glass of this fleshy, medium-bodied, beautifully pure and textured wine. It is a terrific success in this difficult vintage. This big-time sleeper of the vintage should be drunk over the next 7-8 years. Apr 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 89-/100Robert Parker

Smudgy deep crimson. Graphite more than fruit on the nose, gradually showing more cassis. A little dusty too. Leanness of fruit accentuates the oak, giving some char flavour. Dry, slightly flat finish. jancisrobinson.com

Score: 15.5-/20Jancis Robinson
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Graves
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Graves
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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