One of the few blockbuster wines in this vintage, Gracia’s 2011 exhibits an opaque blue/purple color along with gorgeous aromas of graphite, chalk, black currants, blueberries, camphor and a hint of truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with good acidity, this luscious St.-Emilion should drink well in 2-3 years and last for 15.
This pumps out exotic ganache, fig sauce and blackberry coulis notes, with a hefty frame of roasted vanilla and espresso hints. This ambitious version has a lot going on, but manages to pull it off. Best from 2015 through 2022. 415 cases made.
This is well done with dark ripe fruits with plums and blueberries. Full and velvety with hints of chocolate. Plenty of fruit. A tiny bit hollow.
Black as tar. Fragrant with dark fruit and just a little leafy in a good way. Dark-earth fragrance. Firm, dry but with a cool fluid effect and has much better length than the Côte Baleu, just tasted. Sour freshness on the long finish. A little chewy but all in place. Bitter finish brings it down a little. But unlike many 2011 St-Émilions, lots of richness to balance the tannins. Julia Harding MW
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 100% new oak. Chocolate, licorice, black cherry and truffle scents, lush textures and a polished black cherry, raspberry and chocolate-filled finish are found in this wine.by jeff leve in 2012
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