Producer: Chateau des Graviers
Wine: 2012 Margaux Cuvee Quintessence
Varietals: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Nose: Deep purple color, very pleasant sweet earthy nose, complex aromas of black berry, cherry and vanilla with mild hints of oak and toffee.
Palate: Layered deep structures of berries keep coming, but are never overpowering Powerful with a gentle silky quality and long lingering finish.
Food: Red and white meats, birds, veal and hard cheeses
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2028
Chateau des Graviers, Margaux
The 17 acre Bordeaux vineyard of Château des Graviers is located in the Arsac region of Margaux and has been in the Dufourg-Landry family for generations. Christophe Landry is the fifth generation winemaker and has been making wines since the mid-nineties. Some of the adjacent parcels are Grands Crus Classes such as Chateau Issan, Rauzan-Ségla, Prieuré-Lichine and Marojallia. The soil dates back to the "Quaternaire" and is made of gravel from the Pyrennees, and of clay from the Garonne river bed.