1998 Grandis, Haut-Médoc

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Originally a hunting lodge, Chateau Grandis is an obscure, little-known Chateau planted to approximately 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Its gravel and clay-filled limestone soils have been home to vineyards since the early 1700s, but the winery was rebuilt and modernized in 1985, resulting in a great boost in quality of production. Grapes are hand-harvested, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, followed by ageing in 100% oak barrels for 12-18 months. This wine is so delicious. Bright and lively. You will love it.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/28/2013  | Send Email
Wow! All fruit here. Delicious. A steal.

By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/5/2013  | Send Email
Shows great for a 15-year-old petite château. And it’s just 20 bucks!

By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/23/2013  | Send Email
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Several months ago, Clyde e-mailed me from Bordeaux that when this wine arrived that I needed to try it; I would absolutely love it. He was right. A chateau that I have never heard of in all of the years that I have been in this business, from a vintage that is consider good, but not great, this Gem sings delicious. It is complex, full, developed, and fully ready to drink. Rusty has told me that this Gem will definitely be one of our house reds for however long it is around. 12.5% ABV
Drink from 2013 to 2018

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/9/2013  | Send Email
Wonderful choice for an aged Bordeaux. Notes of honey, coffee, cassis, gravelly dusty.

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/27/2012  | Send Email
This traditionaly styled wine from a very good vintage starts with mature notes of cedar wood, black olives, dark cherry fruit and a touch of leather. The mid-palate is firm, chewy, bold and bone dry. The still youthful tannins speak to the power of the vintage, but at 12 years of age this is a joy to drink tonight.

 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 2/16/2013 
Still a highly youthful color in the glass. I pick up tar, leather, minerals & oak on the nose. This is definitely a structured wine. The tannins are still quite evident despite almost 13 years in the bottle. This is pretty old school & austere. Nothing too flashy but a sold beverage.

 By: Kyle Hailey |  Review Date: 1/20/2013 
Classic aged Bordeaux. Nothing spectacular but all the pieces are here in balance. Though it's not rich, it's not cheap either. If you like old bordeaux and want something for more ordinary occasions this hits the spot. I personally like a bit of richness or uniquness but at the same time this wine was a surprise in that it was so well balanced and correct and perfectly aged.
Drink from 2013 to 2015

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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