2018 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves (Previously $20)

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Château L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cérons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison in Napa Valley at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted, and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost eight weeks later and was given a tour of their gravely vineyards by her husband Sean, who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002. Prior to that, the fruit was sold to Mouton Rothschild. Located on a plateau 300 feet above the Garrone river, the vineyards have stunning views of the lovely Côtes de Bordeaux. This elevation is a key factor for the great drainage that leads to concentrated grapes. The soil is loaded with different colored gravels that impart the textbook minerality featured in both their whites and reds. (Ralph Sands, K&L Bordeaux Expert)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/3/2021 | Send Email
This opens with gravely aromas of ripe blackberries, red berries and crushed flowers. It is medium-bodied, supple and has a pure beam of rich fruit streaking straight through the mid-palate and finishes rocky and dry with a big splash of palate cleansing mineral. This small, family owned property always over delivers.

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