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Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

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Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

Frédéric Borderie's principal wine, 65% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, showing very ripe red fruit with some correct structure. Already drinking beautifully (and for years); and as ever a very... Read More

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Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

Vintage2016

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRC118

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Frederic Borderie, Chateaux Les Combes and Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux, France

Frederic Borderie, in his late 30s, is one of our stars, making delicious, perfumed whites and a range of reds which he fairly views as the equals - both in quality and longevity - of more expensive wines from grander appellations.

Modestly he ascribes their success to his vineyards being on gravelly river terraces of the Isle river, an underrated terroir with some similarities to the...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

Frédéric Borderie's principal wine, 65% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, showing very ripe red fruit with some correct structure. Already drinking beautifully (and for years); and as ever a very superior Bordeaux Rouge - winner of a Gilbert & Gaillard gold medal 2020.  Now-2024

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