Château Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur

Château Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur 2012

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Merlot ,Cabernet Franc
Château Grand Village
France > Bordeaux

This harmonious blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is an attractive and refreshing Bordeaux with ripe plum aromas mixed with hints of sweet wild herbs and lavender. As the wine evolves on the palate, its lively freshness and fine minerality round out the tasting experience and distinguish this as an exceptional example of Bordeaux Supérieur.


Owned by the proprietor of Chateau Lafleur (the Guinaudeau family), this blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc was harvested between September 24 and October 12. It is a sexy, elegant, fruity effort with lots of raspberry and cherry notes, medium body and sweet tannin. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Good deep, bright ruby. Musky aromas of dark cherry, sweet spices, smoke and violet. Round, supple and sweet on entry, showing an almost liqueur-like quality to its red fruit flavors, then more austere toward the back, with firm acidity toughening things up. Finishes moderately long, with enticing notes of minerals and herbs. This lovely wine is a testament to the immense talents of Baptiste Guinaudeau of Chateau Lafleur, who also makes the wines of Grand Village. Given the vintage weather, this is the first time Grand Village has had this much merlot, but Guinaudeau told me it was a well-pondered decision aimed at taking advantage of the softer, charming side of the merlot this year. - Ian D'Agata, Vinous 

Bright, deep cherry. Aromatic and peppery. Juicy, tight and fresh but with a slaty finish. Lots of mineral, graphite, even with just a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Dryish finish. - Julia Harding MW,

Owned and worked by the Guinaudeau family since 1650, who also make the famed Château Lafleur in Pomerol. Grand Village is located in Fronsac, and utilises a blend of 93% Merlot to 7% Cabernet Franc to achieve a soft, approachable style. Plummy dark fruit and rosemary come to the fore with a lovely juicy character. There is some tannic framework but it is very much in the background. A very pleasant 'everyday' Bordeaux. - James Button, Decanter

This is a very attractive, medium to full bodied wine with ripe plum aromas mingled with sweet wild herbs and hint of lavender.
Refreshing red plum flavours, with darker forest fruit notes developing as the wine evolves, are balanced by a lively freshness and a fine mineral quality which runs through to the long finish.
This wine will be delicious for drinking in a few years.

Try this with beef bourguignon or a steak pie.

Le Grand Village is the original Bordeaux home of the Guinaudeau family, better known as the producers of Château Lafleur in Pomerol. The same team and equal
level of detailed attention are dedicated to winemaking in this château in Fronsac on the Right Bank. This results in a red wine which far outstrips its nominal Bordeaux Supérieur status, creating some of the most exciting releases in the appellation. If one wants to glimpse into the Guinaudeau’s savoir-faire, then Grand Village is an unmissable addition to any cellar.
Bottle Size: 75CL
ABV: 13.0%
Vintage: 2012

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