2009 de Chantegrive, Graves
A solid red with ripe plum, cherry and vanilla character. Full and savory with round and ripe tannins and a long, intense finish. Approachable, but better in 2015.
Barrel sample. Solidly packed tannins, very firm and structured, a feeling of considerable extract as well as a high toast content.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is another 'best ever' performance. Notes of tobacco leaf, hot rocks, sweet kirsch and black currants are impressively displayed in this medium to full-bodied, velvety textured, very seductive style of wine. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)