Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur
Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2021


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Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2021

2021

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2021
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89/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

The attention to detail in the vineyard of Grand Village is just as you might expect from the Lafleur team, and makes a big difference in years like 2021 when the windows to react are so tiny. In bottle the aromatics centre on florality reflecting the cool vintage, with violet and peony flavours. Attractive balance and finesse, lighter shades of red and blue fruits with a juicy finish, this does a great job at walking the line, recommend looking out for this wine. Harvest from September 29 to October 7. A rare wine in 2021 at this level of price.
Date Reviewed:
03/2024
86-88/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

The 2021 Grand Village is a blend of 75% Merlot, harvested from 29 September to 7 October, and 25% Cabernet Franc, harvested 4-7 October. 70% of the wine now comes from grapes grown on the limestone plateau. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it features slowly emerging scents of crushed blackberries and raspberry coulis, with hints of cracked black pepper, tree bark, and tilled soil. Light to medium-bodied, it has a lively backbone and soft tannins supporting the delicate red and black fruits, finishing with a peppery lift.
Date Reviewed:
05/2022
91/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2021 Grand Village has a lovely bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of black olive, well-defined with nicely integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a pliant entry and a fine bead of acidity, not a powerful Grand Village but indeed bestowed the elegance that has only been evident in recent vintages—just a lovely wine.
Date Reviewed:
02/2024

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Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village

Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau’s home estate is situated in the commune of Mouillac in the canton of Fronsac. Over a third of Grand Village is planted with vines in the best and most suitable plots for viticulture. The rest of the estate is woodland or is used to rear cattle or produce cereal crops. It is an enchanting estate and one that despite its lowly appellation is capable of producing excellent wines. The estate also houses the family’s massale selection nurseries. The healthy virgin soils in a rich bio-diversity provide the favourable conditions to nurture old Bouchet cuttings from Chateau Lafleur.

The same 15 strong team who tend the vines at Chateau Lafleur is responsible for the viticulture and wine-making here. With all the resources and savoir-faire of one of Pomerol’s elite estates at their disposal, it is no surprise that the wines produced at Grand Village are spectacular. From the 2013 vintage, a new cuvee produced exclusively from Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc clones has been bottled. ‘Les Champs Libres’ is a miniscule production that demonstrates the outstanding quality of the terroir and the talent and ambition of the Grand Village team. It is fermented and aged entirely in new Taransaud barrels and marries the intensity and laser like focus of great Sauvignon Blanc to the gunflint and silken texture of something altogether more Burgundian.

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