4 Apr 2023 ? Beautiful blue fruit and chocolate here. Medium- to full-bodied. The tannins are firm and velvety with lots of spice seashell and iodine notes. Lots of white pepper and sea salt. Fresh. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.
Baptiste Guinaudeau and his team have produced a beautifully pure perfumed 2022 Grand Village that bursts with aromas of licorice graphite blackberries pencil shaving iris and fresh mint. Medium to full-bodied seamless and fleshy this outstanding wine is perfectly balanced on the palate with velvety tannins and a bright saline finish. This is one of the very best Grand Villages produced to date and it benefits from the sort of careful winemaking normally reserved for cru classé wines. It?s a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc although for the latter grape the Guinaudeau family prefers the local name of Bouchet.
The 2022 Grand Village is a powerful brooding wine. Swaths of tannin wrap around a core of black fruit gravel incense licorice and chocolate in a potent Grand Village that overdelivers. The 2022 is a wine of notable substance and breadth. I wouldn?t dream of opening a bottle for at least a few years. The 2022 is the most intense young Grand Village I have ever tasted. There is serious potential here.
A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Bouchet (Cabernet Franc) the 2022 Grand Village has a