Produced by a brother and sister team that has family winemaking roots in Bordeaux that date back to 1794, Chateau Des Graviers was purchased in 1936 and is located in Entre-Deux-Mers. Here the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines thrive in the gravely clay-rich soils, all farmed sustainably by the way, and with an average vine age of 35 years we are treated to far more generous depth than the price tag might suggest. The bulk of this juicy Bordeaux is made from Merlot which gives it its softness and easy drinking charm, but the Cabernet Sauvignon lends its sturdy nature and intense aromatics to the finished wine, which once again, makes the wine drink like it should cost way more money than it does.
Beautiful garnet color. The aromatics are bursting with red berry, black cherry pipe tobacco and just the faintest bit of coco and warm soil. Nice weight in the mouth without being heavy or too rich this is lip-smacking wine from such a noble region is a sheer pleasure to drink. Soft enough to drink on its own but because of the classic structure here you can serve this wine with anything from grilled meats to gooey cheeses. Finding a wine like this, that is this giving and noble for this little money and so rare that they only make 4,000 cases? Do yourself a favor, buy lots!