2016 Trébiac, Graves

SKU #1412709 90 points James Suckling

 An attractive Graves with plenty of ripe red berries and some nice, supple tannins that neatly fit the fairly sleek, medium body. Lively, food-friendly finish. A blend of 70 per cent merlot and 30 per cent cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.  (1/2019)


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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2019 | Send Email
Here is a screaming value in delicious, drinkable Bordeaux. As always this is full of dark berry and plum fruit with that earthy, gravely quality lurking underneath. The texture is supple and sleek with a nice softness to the rounded tannins on the finish.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2019 | Send Email
K&L has been selling Chateau Trebiac for many year for very good reasons. It is always bright, lively and delicious, and a fantastic value. 2016 is a wonderful and drinkable vintage, and the Chateau Trebiac reflects this with juicy, dark fruit flavors that are balanced with structure and character. Ready to drink now.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/11/2019 | Send Email
It might surprise some for its blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and it is delicious. A nose with fruit notes of cherry, plums and a touch of cola, along with an earthiness that is so typical of the best Graves wines. The palate shows its fruit in all its juiciness, but it doesn’t end there: spices and even a surprising note of salty minerality make sure this wine will be perfectly at ease at the table.

By: Chris DePaoli | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/19/2019 | Send Email
A great drink for hearty food, this is an incredible value in Bordeaux that opens up wonderfully with some air time. Great dark earth notes with dark, fresh fruit and lighter herbal tones that come together through the palette and wrap nicely at the finish. A great option for meat and potatoes or other hearty fare.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pessac-Leognan/Graves

- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.
Alcohol Content (%): 13