Chateau Gracia Saint Emilion (Pre-Arrival) 2015
JS97: "There’s a very fresh and expressive feel to the nose here. It has a wealth of spiced blueberries and fresh violets. The palate delivers immense concentration of ripe dark plums and black cherries, while the oak sits nicely. Very regal finish. Try from 2022." - James Suckling
AG94: "Dark, plush and exotic, the 2015 Gracia shows off the most extravagant side of Saint-Émilion. Dark cherry, chocolate, leather, spice and menthol effortlessly fill out the wine's dense frame. The 2015 has turned out beautifully and is a great example of modern Saint-Émilion at its best. The blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni
NM93: "The 2015 Gracia has a really lovely, quite sensual bouquet with pure black cherry and cassis fruit beautifully enmeshed with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a little hardness on the entry. There is a fine seam of acidity, gaining volume toward the intense, spicy finish that manages to retain sufficient freshness and tension to pull this 2015 off with style. Along with Valandraud, this is a garagiste that is building a track record. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2035." - Neal Martin
WA92-94: "The 2015 Gracia is a blend of 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked between 10-19 October. It is the first vintage to include a new parcel located in Saint Christophe-des-Bardes. It has a typically sweet and ripe blueberry and cassis-scented bouquet that is well defined and potent. The palate is ripe and rounded with cough candy-infused black fruit, grippy tannins but sufficient acidity and delineation on the finish to maintain freshness. With 6-8 years in the cellar, those tannin should soften and deliver a very fine Saint Emilion wine."