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Graves

Graves is an appellation created in 1937 for red and white wines from 44 communes south of the city of Bordeaux, south of the Medoc. It is a very important part of the Bordeaux region The name refers to its gravelly soil. The Medoc was just a swamp and it was Graves that produced the best wines of the region until the Dutch drained the Medoc in the 17th century. The region is known for white wines, especially (but not only) botrytized dessert-style ones like Sauternes, but is also home to Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growths, and, in fact, produces more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated reds than whites.

– Description from Hana Choi

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

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  • Chateau Brown Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2002

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website. ... ... the northern part of the Graves appellation and is close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from the well known estate of Chateau Brown,consists of 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon and was aged in oak barrels for 9 months I starte... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The reverb must has resonated in Seattle, DV.  I wasn't that lonely, ... was Chateau Rahoul Rouge (Graves) which is more in tune with current drinking - somewhat less powerful and multi-faceted, but a great wine nonetheless - and less than half the price - if you are so fortunate as to find it, of course!  I having one of two or so left-over g... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Chateau Rahoul 2016

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    The Rahoul Rouge is another triumph for the price; the wine expresses well in a dark cherry robe, and the scent is marvelous - like a cherry flan served on a bed of cedar or perhaps oak. Entry is smooth, harmonious and ready to roll with cranberry, blackberry and vanilla notes. This is a very fine find for the price and it continues to improve... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Latour Martillac 2016

    Snoothrank:

    This wine shows deep, black cherry in the glass with excellent viscosity on the rim; bouquet is a fine admixture of blackberry (mure), cedar and bright, sweet cherry. Entry is densely packed with grainy red and black fruit such as blackberry but topped with herbs such as dill. The finish suggests vanilla-oak, but soft and already quite integra... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • There is a lot of information on this vintage available at the usual download ... growths from the Haut-Medoc, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, St.-Emilion and Pomerol.  Now, you don't need to do this to get that 95-98% (and sometimes more) of the available epicurean  enjoyment, but if money is not such an option, try something like Langoa-Barton (St.-... Read More

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  • Chateau Ferran Blanc 2016

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    The Ferran blanc seems steeped in citrus (grapefruit and lime sharpness) on the nose, and presents nicely as early season dandelion wine yellow. Entry is replete with tart gooseberry, pink grapefruit peel and a little semillon musk on the finish. Elegant for the price and a second bottle would come easy... 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Well, DV, the Bordeaux Release is the largest ever, I think, with something ... de Bordeaux), Chantegrive (Graves), Fonreaud (Listrac), Floridene (Graves).These are just for starters.  There are, of course many more in the 40-100 dollar range which are still available and perhaps somewhat more worthy (some are definitely so), but why pay more?... Read More

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  • Tried my 6th 2016 Bordeaux this afternoon after a day of packing (I am moving ... price, proximitiy to fine Graves (Pessac) properties and optimistic reviews.  I was not disappointed and definitely recommend it. &nbs Read More

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  • Chateau Ferran 2016

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    My first tasting of wine from this estate, and the 2016 presents nicely with a ... delicious Pessac-Leognan (Graves). 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau la Garde Rouge 2016

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    The 2016 Chateau La Garde is perhaps the best ever. The inky-black robe presents as a deep and substantial Pessac-Leognan. Nose is a deep cassis and blueberry with a hint of pepper. Wonderful. The entry is blackberry and vanilla, with a smooth promise of delivery in about five years. Best ever from this property. 92 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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