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Chateau Grand Village - Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Canon Fronsac
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Grape Percentage: Merlot 93%, Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2014) VS: 88 (2014) JR: 16 (2012) JS: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

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.

Winery Information

Chateau Grand Village

Grand Village is situated in Fronsac which is not a name that resonates in Bordeaux these days, however historically the wines of Fronsac were more fêted and more expensive than those of its illustrious neighbour St. Emilion.They transcend the appellation. The Guinaudeau family has owned and lived in Château Grand Village since 1650. They have made tremendous efforts to improve the quality of the wine.The estate is situated in Mouillac on the far side of Fronsac and covers 50 hectares of.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)87 pts

The 2014 Grand Village has a crisp and focused bouquet with mulberry and raspberry preserve aromas, blackcurrant emerging with time alongside melted tar. I appreciate the freshness locked into these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry, quite strict and linear with a gritty, slightly tarry finish. It does not quite have the persistence or perhaps charm of the best Grand Village I have tasted, but it will give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

The 2014 Grand Village is a delicious, fruity wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the flavors remain brisk and delineated. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red cherries offer energy and persistence. This is a gorgeous entry-level wine from the Guinadeau family.

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16 pts

Tasted April 2013 - 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. (JH)

James Suckling (2014)90 pts

Very perfumed and bright with cherries, currants and shaved chocolate. Medium body and velvety and silky tannins. Juicy and very pretty. Just a hint of walnuts. Lovely. Drink now.

Vinification Notes

Chateau Grand Village uses many of the same vineyard farming techniques employed at their more famous estate, Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. They practice pruning and de-budding adapted to each vine plant, crop thinning in summer and de-leafing. The grapes are picked by hand. This is followed by very careful sorting and selection. Chateau Grand Village is vinified in traditional cement vats and is aged in an average of 33% new, French oak barrels for 15 months. On average, the production is close to 5,500 cases of wine per year.