Chateau des Gravières, founded in 1847, has been in the Labuzan family for seven generations.
This wine is Merlot dominant, unusual for the Graves region where Cabernet Sauvignon would usually take centre stage in the blending process.
A deep purple in the glass, the nose offers red fruits of black cherry and strawberry with spice and leather. Rich and smooth on the palette, with licorice aromas adding complexity. Fine ripe tannins. Complex finish with vanilla, mint and woodsmoke. Quite an extracted style, complemented with lots of toasty oak influence wrapped around the concentrated dark fruits.
Ready to drink now.
Pair with grilled meats such as lamb, flank steak, hard cheeses.