Graves Wine


Graves is a very important part of Bordeaux, located downstream (south) of the city of Bordeaux, south of the Medoc. 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.

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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Mission

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon

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  • We live in the far South West of England, a long way from the usual cross ... ... Selve (under same ownership) Graves. This wine is made from 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is aged for 14 months in barrels. The colour of this wine is an intense ruby with purple tones at the rim. The nose is spicy, peppery with dark fruits and cherri... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bordeaux trip

  • Château du Grand Bos Red Bordeaux Blend Graves 2002


    Not a lot of complexity, but good, dark fruits. A rich, mellow, and smooth Bordeaux. Read More

    Wine review by Jack Lynch

  • Château Lamothe Bouscaut Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan 1998


    Parker really disliked this one, but I found it much better than he gives it credit for. Powerful nose; smooth on first taste. Not as much fruit as Id like, but notes of tobacco, cedar, chocolate-covered cherries, and tar. The tannins had mellowed nicely. Mid-length finish. Read More

    Wine review by Jack Lynch

  • La Mission Haut Brion Premier 1990


    No written review

    Wine review by bellaknox

  • Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan White 1998


    Had this a couple months ago. I don't remember specifics, but I know it was a great bottle of wine on a great night. It ranks highly in my memory. Read More

    Wine review by razmaspaz

  • Château de l'Hospital Red Bordeaux Blend Graves 2004


    I'm not the Bordeaux addicted french wine amateur, but this 2004 is a wonderful Graves. Highly recommended regarding the price... Read More

    Wine review by sawacs

  • Château Olivier Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 1995


    Tasted October 2008: Chateau Olivier (red and white) is an uneven performer among the Grands Crus Classés from Pessac-Léognan, but this white wine is really interesting. Light golden hue, fascinating, expansive oaky bouquet with a lot of spiciness. In the mouth rather lean, very dry and a bit hollow, but also very nutty and very oaky. In the aft... Read More

    Wine review by Nicki

  • Domaine de la Solitude Pessac-Léognan 1996


    No written review

    Wine review by gafraser

  • I was hoping for some opinion regarding this wine. I was given a bottle on my 40th birthday and told to hide it in the cellar til my 50th. The big day is coming this winter and i will be opening the bottle. I have never tasted a wine of this character and would love some decanting, breathing, serving suggestions. Any ideas would help. thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chateau Carbonnieux Graves...

  • Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Leognan 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by mactheguy

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