Chateau La Grave a Pomerol 2014
94 pts James Suckling
A full-bodied wine with firm tannins and lots of dark cherry and berry character. Solid core of fruit with a silky finish. Very fine.
Lovely, with a caressing feel that lets alluring notes of raspberry, boysenberry and red currant preserves glide through, picking up red licorice, black tea and singed allspice accents along the way. The long, refined finish has a beautiful iron echo. Best from 2020 through 2035.
This wine is rich and perfumed on the nose. A firm tannic background on the palate melds into fresh blackberry fruit intensity, providing enough concentration to sustain medium-term aging.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 La Grave a Pomerol conveys an almost comforting sense of warmth and homeliness on the nose. It is not complex or intense, yet it is very well defined and offers a beguiling fireside hearth/burning embers scent that infuses the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight toastiness on the entry. It is well balanced with a sense of roundness and softness, yet it is not flabby in any way, just a Pomerol that welcomes you with arms open wide.