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2005 Chat Les GraviereMerlot from France

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"Denis Barraud, an up-and-coming St.-Emilion star, fashions this garagiste offering from 100% Merlot. It possesses much more structure than expected given the mono-cepage utili...

  • 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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91

"This serious St.-Emilion's structure and tannin would suggest it contains some Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc, but it is, in fact, 100% Merlot. Surprisingly austere considering its Merlot content, it possesses copious quantities of sweet currant and cherry fruit interwoven with notions of smoke, licorice, underbrush, and pain grille. Full-bodied, dense, firm, and backward, it will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025."

Product Description:

"Denis Barraud, an up-and-coming St.-Emilion star, fashions this garagiste offering from 100% Merlot. It possesses much more structure than expected given the mono-cepage utilized. Fresh, lively, black cherry, forest floor, spice box, and earth notes are present in this dense ruby/purple-colored effort. Full body, good richness, and moderately firm tannin will provide 15-20 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022+.."

Product Detail

Item # 28080
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure N/A
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather