THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deeply colored, the wine reminds me of eating black forest cake with all of its dark chocolate, black cherries, coconut and espresso. Powerful, concentrated, lush and creamy, there is a wealth of perfectly ripe, balanced, opulently-textured fruit on the palate and in the finish. 2022 was the last vintage for the owner, Denis Barraud who passed away shortly after the wine was made. He will be missed. His 2022 will be a tribute to him. Drink from 2025-2042."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Juicy and delicious with hazelnut and berry character. Medium body. Creamy tannins."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Tasted on two separate occasions with consistent notes, the 2022 Château Les Gravières is 100% Merlot harvested between September 14th and 17th from healthy yields of 55 hectoliters per hectare. It's a medium to full-bodied, ripe, yet seamless and balanced Saint-Emilion with lots of meaty, smoky red and black fruits, some tobacco, roasted coffee, and spring flower nuances, fine tannins, and a great finish. It's a beautifully made 2022 with lots to love. Due to the unfortunate passing of owner Denis Barraud in 2023, this estate is now being managed by Denis' nephew, Franck Canal-Descude, with consulting advice from Thomas Duclos's Oenoteam."