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MAGNUM Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille,Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

MAGNUM Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille,Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

Frédéric Borderie’s principal wine, 65% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, unoaked, showing ripe blackcurrant fruit with appealing freshness, just a hint of supporting tannin, and a decent, lightly... Read More

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ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

Vintage2018

ABV13.5%

Bottle150cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRC218

Style

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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MAGNUM Chateau Les Gravieres de la Brandille,Bordeaux Superieur, 2018

Frédéric Borderie’s principal wine, 65% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, unoaked, showing ripe blackcurrant fruit with appealing freshness, just a hint of supporting tannin, and a decent, lightly savoury finish. This is a red Bordeaux you could drink on its own, with huge pleasure, but it’s probably better with anything from a slice of hard cheese to lamb. Already drinking beautifully (and for years); as ever it’s a very superior Bordeaux Rouge - as demonstrated by a Gilbert & Gaillard gold medal 2020. Now-2025

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