Château Crabitey, Graves, Bordeaux, France 2016

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Elegant Graves red from just south of Bordeaux, finesse and power

Château Crabitey is situated 20 miles to the south of Bordeaux in the wine region of Graves. It was built in 1872 by Franciscan nuns who planted vines to provide an income for the Château which they used as an orphanage. The estate was then purchased in 1985 by Jean-Ralph de Butler and is now run by his son, Arnaud. The vineyards of the Graves benefit from the cooling influence of the Garonne river just to east, and the deep gravel soils add minerality and complexity to the wines.

We also sell the second wine of this chateau, Chateau Trebiac

Tasting Note: Deep, intense colour and an equally intense bouquet, where ripe, black-berried fruits are highlighted by a hint of oak. The supple opening gives way to a well-structured mid-palate displaying beautifully dense, velvety tannins. A well-balanced whole with indisputable elegance, as confirmed by the lingering finish.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5 (2015)

50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon