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2009 Gracia Saint-Emilion
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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

(15% alcohol):  Bright, deep ruby-red.  Sexy blueberry, mineral and smoky oak aromas are lifted by a violet topnote.  Fat, sweet, dense and plush but not monolithic, showing good spicy lift and delineation to the superconcentrated black fruit and smoky oak flavors.  Finishes with very suave tannins and a hint of chocolate mint.  This may well surpass Michel Gracia's outstanding 2005 release, as the new wine shows flamboyant early personality.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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