Chateau Gravas 2005

Chateau Gravas, Sauternes 2005 The nose features honey, flowers and minerality with an appropriate amount of volatility.  In the mouth, the honey-essence and caramel are there in a light-bodied format with a touch of spiritous character.

Previously I wrote: This wine hasn’t been a show stopper but it isn’t bad. I mean this in the best way possible. Sauternes from the heavyweight producers has become prohibitively expensive for many. The Gravas offers a glimpse of what Sauternes tastes like, albeit in a light-bodied, thinner expression.

The grapes are 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from 60 year old vines. The harvest is conducted in successive tries to capture the fruit as desired. The wine is aged in French and American oak. Recoltant a Barsac et mis en bouteille a Barsac 13.5% up $6 for the previous ’04 to $17.99 for a 375 ml at Bottle Barn

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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