For a Médoc, this is an impressively rich wine, which maybe owes a little to the training of the technical director at Château Lynch Bages, well know for its sumptuous wines. Grivière’s 2003 is a powerful, smooth, almost velvety wine with great juicy flavors, but, in the proper Bordeaux fashion, finishes dry and firm. Imported by World Wine Source.
This is a solid wine that has a mineral edge and some austerity. At the same time, it has weight that will stand it in good stead as it develops. Very dry, but with a streak of juiciness.
A tight wine, the tannins almost too much for the fresh but lightweight fruits. The wood element is poised to soften the edges of the acidity and black currant fruits, but it needs another six months. The aftertaste is dominated by soft Merlot.