Thursday, July 8, 2010


Still regarding Robert Parkers tasting notes and revised notes for the 2000 vintage, and since Patrick wrote about it in one of his comments: Gracia 2000 increased from 93 to 96.

"This is a big upgrade for this spectacular micro-cuvee, a true garage wine from a 4.4-acre vineyard. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, I always find Gracia to be reminiscent of Ausone. The dense, rich 2000 reveals notes of a spring flower garden intermixed with smoky barbecue meat, blackberries, black currants, and crushed rocks. The extraordinary perfume is followed by a wine of great depth and richness, full-bodied power, and not a hard edge to be found. This velvety blockbuster is just beginning to strut all its stuff, and should age easily for another 15+ years. "RP

Unfortunately, I ran out of it a long time ago....

I also recommend to read on Wall Street Journal’s site, an article written by Will Lyons revisiting terroir and garagistes ...

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