2018 Château Rahoul, Graves

Notes of dark berries and violets, as well as plums and lovely silky tannins. Very long. Likely excellent value again in 2018.

Critic score
91.25/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Graves, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Rahoul, Graves

TASTING NOTES

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Rahoul begins a little closed, opening out to fragrant scents of wild blueberries, black cherries and mulberries plus hints of underbrush, tobacco and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, fine-grained texture and bags of black fruit with a long, earthy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(89—91)/100

Blackberry and blackcurrant aromas lead to a palate with good freshness and grip. There's plenty of depth and lots to enjoy here, with good tannic hold combining with an approachability and a high kick of freshness through the finish. This has structure, personality and confidence. Since 2007, Dourthe has uprooted a lot of the Merlot vines and replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's definitely paying off.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(91)/100

Another excellent Rahoul with plenty of rich fruit and hints of chocolate. Medium to full body and round, velvety tannins. Flavorful finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(92—93)/100

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