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Chateau Gracia (Futures Pre-Sale) 2011
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
I tasted this cuvee three times, and on each occasion it was totally exhilarating. Notes of white chocolate, creme de cassis, raspberry liqueur, truffles and lead pencil shavings emerge from this stunningly proportioned 2011. With massive fruit and richness, sweet tannin and adequate acidity, it is even more impressive than most vintages to date given the less than perfect growing conditions of 2011. Drink it over the next two decades.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points
Shows some zip, which lends a vibrant edge to the blueberry, linzer torte and blackberry fruit, with lots of spice bouncing through the finish. This still has some toast to soak up, but there's lots to like.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points
This is well done with dark ripe fruits with plums and blueberries. Full and velvety with hints of chocolate. Plenty of fruit. A tiny bit hollow.
Barrel Sample: 89-90 Points