60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
“Owned by Bernard Magrez, the wine is produced under the expert advice of famous French winemaking consultant Michel Rolland. The Chateau Les Grands Chenes 2018 offers in every sip the experience of a great red wine of the Medoc, graced with the signature style of Bernard Magrez.” —winemaker
“Lovely red with currant and berry aromas and flavors and just a hint of walnut. Full-bodied yet bright and vivid. Delicious fruit and firmness. Shows depth and tension. One of best ever.” —JamesSuckling.com
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 les Grands Chênes comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of stewed black plums, warm cassis and boysenberries, plus suggestions of pencil shavings, wild sage and crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with energetic, crunchy black fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing with a compelling herbal lift. Drink date: 2022 – 2036. (22nd Apr 2021)
Readers looking for a delicious, ready-to-go Médoc with classic aromas and flavors as well as medium to full-bodied richness should snatch up bottles of the 2018 Château Les Grands Chênes. Loaded with plenty of darker currant fruits, notes of cedary herbs, and tobacco, ripe, almost sweet tannin’s, and outstanding length, it’s going to drink nicely for at least 10-12 years.
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