2001 Château Les Gravières

Community Tasting Note


89 Points

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - I don't know if this was still bottle shocked, but has been in the cellar for a month. This inky dark violet, Merlot based St. Emilion had dirty black fruit on the nose, like it had been picked up off the ground. A few notes of some oak integration, but not a whole lot going on the nose. The palate was much of the same with a heavy dose of wet earth and some mushrooms with the dark fruit. The tannins were quite chewy, nothing silky about this bottle. The acid was a bit low and the minerals just were not showing well. I'll hold the last bottle another year or 2. I think that a bit more time will help this wine, as it seems like its a bit shut down right now.

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