2018 Château Les Gravières, St-Emilion Grand Cru

The 2018 Gravières is impressive in the vintage. Rich yet saline and balanced, there are fine tannins and impressive length for a wine of this price. Likely a smart buy.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£22.16
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£132.96

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Merlot
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2018 Château Les Gravières, St-Emilion Grand Cru

TASTING NOTES

Made from 100% Merlot, the 2018 Les Gravieres is deep garnet-purple and rocks up with gregarious blueberry pie, chocolate-covered cherries and plum preserves scents with nuances of violets, spice cake and mocha. Big, full and decadently fruited, it has a firm frame of super ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long and layered.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(94—96)/100

A solid 2018 with dark-berry, dark-chocolate and cedar character. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(91—92)/100

A sleeper in this vintage, the 2018 Les Gravières (100% Merlot) is a very pretty and expressive Saint-Émilion. Freshly cut flowers, rose petal, mint and sweet red berry fruit are beautifully lifted in this very understated Saint-Émilion. Medium in body, refined and supremely gracious, the 2018 has a lot to offer. This is such a gorgeous wine.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(91—94)/100