2011 CHATEAU PETIT GRAVET-AINE “GRAND CRU” SAINT-EMILION
Making a huge impression, Château Petit Gravet-Aine’s Grand Cru Saint-Emilion broadcasts an ample bouquet brimming with vivacious red and black fruits infused with minerals, crushed violets, mulberries and whispers of graphite, all with superb precision. The tiny estate, owned by Catherine Papon Nouvelle, who also owns the neighboring Chateau Clos St. Julien, has been in her family since 1792… The very special Grand Cru vines are over 70 years old and produce fruit with compelling qualities. Earning an impressive 91+ review from Robert Parker, there likely won’t be enough of this beauty to meet demand. Only 650 total cases were produced, only a small portion of which were imported into the US.
The Cabernet Franc in this blend is truly expressive, and dominates the blend at 80%. 20% Merlot adds richness and a supple, velvety character, which is quite enticing. Resting for 18 months in French oak barrels, and now with a few years time blossoming inside the bottle, this 2011 is starting to really come into its own… If you would like to add some of this remarkable Grand Cru to your cellar, it would be prudent to place your order right away.
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2011 CHATEAU PETIT GRAVET-AINE "GRAND CRU" SAINT-EMILION
From Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, "This dense, rich, concentrated 2011 reveals lots of minerality, plenty of blue and black fruits, bold tannins and sufficient concentration and richness to hold up to the tannic structure. This cuvee should last 10-20 years. This tiny estate produced a blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot from yields of 21 hectoliters per hectare." 91+ Points
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