The 2022 La Grave was picked 5-19 September. Coming from more gravelly soils, as the name implies, it does not quite deliver the same precision as some of the other Pomerol wines within J-P Moueix’s portfolio. It is still attractive, but just misses the same precision. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. This is superior to the aromatics thanks to a lovely dab of black pepper furnishing the finish that feels persistent. Hopefully, the aromatics will manifest more detail during its barrel maturation and if so, it may settle at the top of my banded score.
Anticipated maturity: 2029-2045