Graves Wine


Graves is an appellation created in 1937 for red and white wines from 44 communes south of the city of Bordeaux, south of the Medoc. It is a very important part of the Bordeaux region The name refers to its gravelly soil. The Medoc was just a swamp and it was Graves that produced the best wines of the region until the Dutch drained the Medoc in the 17th century. The region is known for white wines, especially (but not only) botrytized dessert-style ones like Sauternes, but is also home to Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growths, and, in fact, produces more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated reds than whites.

– Description from Hana Choi

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Sauvignon

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Château Haut Selve

    Chateau Branda is in a region rich in prestigious Castles, in interesting Museums and in typical ...

  • Château de Fieuzal

    Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premi...

  • Château Carbonnieux

    Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks...

  • Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

    Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate...

  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

  • Château Bouscaut

    At Bouscaut we pride ourselves in producing wines that express the terroir in the purest traditio...

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  •   La vie est pleine de défis et chacun doit faire face ... qui suscitent de graves problèmes à l’avenir. En raison de sa suffisance dans un corps masculin, ils ne peuvent pas profiter de la vie sexuelle avec leur conjoint. Quand un homme rentre chez lui après une journée de travail au bureau, il veut passer du temps avec sa partenaire. Mais il ... Read More

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  • Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 91 2013


    The vintage was weak, and thus the intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon backbone (so to speak) is not so prominent; but... there is an attractive - if light - nose of cassis and cedar bark, with a smooth, creamy texture upon entry. Attack is mild for the property, but fantastic for the vintage. Light, with some stem elements, but otherwise pure... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Cazebonne Graves 2000


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for £10. Graves is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for dry white and red wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle is from a small estate at the southern end of the appellation,not far from the town of Langon,... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Latour Martillac Blanc 2014


    The 2014 Latour-Martillac has a nose of cake spice and lemon oil with a hint of grassy mint. On entry, we have a deep, spicy herbaceous kind of fruit - like wild gooseberry, perhaps. The length is quite substantial, with some heat on the finish. A very good wine if perhaps a bit acidic (good with food, though). 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux 2006


    Nose of sour blackberry; no oak, but some cedar notes. Entry has fine tannin mid-palate, with Himalayan Blackberry flavours galore. Some pencil lead on the finish (a good thing). Elegant and firm. Better, in fact, than expected. Finish is long and satisfying; a wine for the person of form, perhaps a bit less of substance, this being an "ordinary... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau la Garde Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2007


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the wqebsite ... the northern part of the Graves appellation and is close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux.My bottle comes from Chateau La Garde which is now a part of the Dourthe empire.consists of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% semillon[the estate used to use sauvignon gris as well but these ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Olivier Blanc 2014


    Chateau Olivier (Blanc/White) is a consistent, high quality Bordeaux; Its flavour profile - beginning with the nose of gooseberry on a bed of fresh, summer grass (unmown) and a hint of sugared kiwi fruit, entry is soft with sweet straw, more gooseberry and pure spring water. Finish is slightly stalky, medium and herbaceous. Great value wine. 92. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Clos Floridene Blanc 2014


    Clos Floridene is a good, sauvignon blanc based wine from Graves, and is about right for consumption now. There is the muted herbaceous nose and entry followed by the usual rich finish of white fruit. Drink now or until 2020. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Brown Blanc 2014


    The 2014 Chateau Brown is filled with nuts and apricot on the nose and entry; there is a hint of apricot preserve on the palate and a deep, apricot-peach finish with a hint of sweetness and musk. Drink now. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Clos Floridene Blanc 2015


    The 2015 edition of Clos Floridene is a noble, somewhat reserved Graves Blanc with a couple of years left in the pocket but best now; the nose is dominated by soft white fruit such as (perhaps) lychee and sweet pear topped off with lime. Entry is equally reserved and elegant. There is a hint of menthol, grass, and stewed white fruit. Finish i... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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