2018 Monbazillac Château Tirecul la Gravière
|Grapes||Muscadelle, Sauv Blanc, Sémillon|
|Origin||France, South West|
From the Bilancinis, but without that much nose. Nice combination of tanginess (Muscadelle?) and a light sugary syrupiness but it's not that refreshing nor that rich. Betwixt and between methinks. Drinking range: 2020 - 2023 Rating: 15.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2020)
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Château Tirecul la Gravière
Monbazillac is well-known in French history. The vineyard is planted with a high percentage of Muscadelle (50%), along with Semillon (45%), and Sauvignon (5%). These grapes are picked grape by grape (as they develop the noble rot), not by bunch. The proprietors, Claudia and Bruno Bilancini, actually pass through the vineyard a minimum of four to five times a day. It is an understatement to say these are the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Monbazillac; in fact, they are among the greatest sweet wines I have tasted ... from anywhere! "Robert Parker"
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