Château Lagrave Paran, 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur
$211.20/ 6-bottle case
Dark dusty garnet colour. Rustic aromas of leather saddle, hay barn, beets, kalamata olive, dried cherries, peach scone, and autumn leaves with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length dried fig, black pepper, and chocolate raspberry fudge finish with crunchy tannins. A tasty and crowd-pleasing Bordeaux for any time. The 2012 'Cuvée Géraldine' instantly opens to aromas of dark fruits, damp soil and roasted coffee with hints of tar and hints of wet stones. On the palate, this offers a gorgeous medium-plus body with beautifully polished, nicely integrated tannins and a lush mouthfeel. This shows a lovely combination of fruit and acidity with is underlined by a mineral streak through the long finish. This is drinking remarkably well now, but should also hold up a few more years in the cellar.
90 points - International Wine Report
About the producer
A great little estate that is based in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, between the two rivers. Only 8 acres of land but all carefully tended to in order to produce some lively and highly concentrated wines that always punch above their weight.