La Grave a Pomerol (Pomerol) 2008

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  • Type: Red
  • Producer: La Grave a Pomerol
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: A1404
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A lovely estate situated on the western side of the plateau of Pomerol, Château La Grave dates back to the 19th century, when it was owned by the Trigant de Boisset family. As its name indicates, the terroir of Château La Grave is almost pure gravel, marking the beginning of a mile-long gravelly strip that continues into Saint-Émilion, passing through Château Cheval Blanc before ending at Château Figeac.

Acquired by Christian Moueix in 1971, Château La Grave was his first vineyard purchase. A great deal of attention was given to the renovation of the vineyard, château, and cellar in order to restore the wine’s place among the top wines of Pomerol.

An elegant, delicate, charming wine, the gravelly soils of La Grave offer poise and linearity, while the ripe, red fruit and characteristic silky texture make the wine approachable and enjoyable, even in its youth.

About the vintage: Patience and perseverance were needed, with a wet and late start, an average summer, but a wonderful indian summer that allowed the grapes to attain perfect maturity. Some exceptional viticultural successes.

- Winery Notes

90 pts James Suckling

Blueberry and blackberry aromas, with flowers and delicate spices. Medium-to full-body, with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Clean and racy. Lovely delicate sweet fruit finish.

Wine Advocate

A vin de plaisir for sure, this dark plum/ruby-colored 2008 offers up aromas of herbs, raspberries and black cherries in a medium-bodied, pure, ripe style.

Wine Spectator

This has subtle concentration, with the cherry and raspberry fruit building slowly, while alluring hints of spice, black tea and tobacco fill in and then stretch out the finish. Offers nice underlying acidity.