Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Grand Village Rouge, BORDEAUX Supérieur Rouge (Ch. Lafleur)
$34.50 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: 79% Merlot, 21% Bouchet (Cabernet Franc)
Sinewy, saline, finely-boned and full of peony florals and supple raspberry fruits. You are not getting the typical Bordeaux wine, it has a serious feel and is even a little bit aloof at this point. Dark fruits, tobacco leaf and flowers - you see the sculpting hand of the winemakers, teasing out the clay-limestone freshness from the soils. An unmissable value wine in the vintage.
92 Jane Anson, Decanter.
The 2020 Grand Village is a blend of 21% Cabernet Franc and 79% Merlot, matured in 30% new oak. It has a well-defined bouquet of pure black cherries, cassis, iris flower and touches of crushed stone, all very sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins and fine backbone and salinity. Tightly wound with touches of brine toward the vivid finish. One of the best Grand Village vintages that I have encountered from barrel.
90-92 Neal Martin, Vinous.
Pretty floral-violet nose with plenty of juice on the palate. Rich but sappy with a mineral edge. Tannins long and extremely fine. Clearly Grand Village!
16.5++ James Lawther (for Jancis Robinson)