2012 Chateau Les Grands Chênes

$311.94
per case (6 x 750ml)


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Soft and silky with fine tannins, fresh fruit and a currant-and-berry aftertaste. Medium body, integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Very pretty. Drink or hold.
James Suckling
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90 Points
James Suckling
Soft and silky with fine tannins, fresh fruit and a currant-and-berry aftertaste. Medium body, integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Very pretty. Drink or hold.
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88 Points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Oaky with dark red berries and a coffee bean and red berry finish. 87-89 Pts
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88 Points
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate
Cropped at 46hl/ha, the 2012 is a blend of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. It has a dark plum and mulberry scented bouquet with fine definition – nicely integrated oak (25%) – a little Malbec like in some ways. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy black fruit and that Malbec element comes through here again with lifted dark berries infused with a touch of bell pepper. Good potential. It is brutish but charming. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted April 2013.
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87 Points
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
This has good winey plum and black cherry fruit at the core, wrapped with lively anise and alder notes. A light, briary grip holds the slightly toasty finish. Drink now through 2017. 16,600 cases made.
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87 Points
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
This reliable and over-achieving cru bourgeois from visionary Bernard Magrez is an excellent blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine, aged 16 months in Bordeaux barrels, has a dense ruby/purple color and a classic Médoc profile of cedar wood, blackcurrants, underbrush and forest floor. It is medium-bodied and concentrated, with soft tannins. Drink it over the next 5-8 years.
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Jancis Robinson MW
Drink 2018-2028Thick and sweet and dense with a dry finish. Not charming. Sour, in fact.15/20
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Steven Spurrier - Decanter
Attractive floral cassis nose, quite open Medoc helped by new oak. 15.5/20pts ( 85/100pts)Drink: 2015 - 202016/20
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