Chateau La Grave Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
Surrounded by the châteaux of Cheval Blanc, Figeac and La Conseillante in Pomerol, this 6.5ha estate on sandy, gravelly soil is a jewel, and well up to most Cru Classé estates in quality. One hectare of the cabernet franc vines is 100yo which definitely play its part as surely does organic viticulture. Sensitively aged in one-third each of new oak, one-year-old barrels and cuve, yields of 31hh are very low for the appellation. The 2015 is showing perfectly now; it is very harmonious, feeling composed and classy with a good touch of menthol on the nose, with an old vine feel to the structure, spiced plum fruit. For drinking now to 2025+.
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