Château Greysac, Médoc, 2015

  Château Greysac

“The 2015 Château Greysac had a sense of airiness on the nose - lilting blackberry and briary aromas that perhaps needed a touch more vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, saturated entry, dense black fruit laced with black pepper that led to a grippy, but clean and fresh finish.”

91/100 - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Greysac

Chateaux Greysac is a perennial Justerini & Brooks favourite. This 95 hectare estate can be found on the gravelly soils around the village of By, north of St Estephe. Plantings are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (38%), with Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Previous owners have included Georges Héreil and more recently, the Agnelli family (who own Fiat and Ferrari). In 2012 Jean Guyon fell in love with the chateau and acquired the property. Since then much work has been undertaken in the vineyard and the winery, and the investment is beginning to pay dividends. Old vintages of Greysac were always honest, traditional, subtle Medoc wines. The new era promises to be very exciting for Greysac. The 2015 is perhaps the perfect indication of what we can expect from Greysac in the future; it has an abundance of seductive fruit, precise flavours and a real refinement to the tannins. Stylistically it remains true to its terroir, but technological advances make this much more approachable and enjoyable.

Appellation: Médoc

With the exception of Haut Brion, all the Chateaux listed in the 1855 classification are situated in the Medoc, however, as with the Haut Medoc, most of the grand names defer to their more specific appellations. This is a vast AOC with around 1500 different wine-making estates. There are many good AOC Medoc wines, which did belong to the now defunct Cru Bourgois classification. The most notable estate is Potensac, which is owned by Leoville Las Cases.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.