The Future’s Definitely Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018 (Mar 2021)

The 2018 Les Gravières has maintained its opulent nose of oodles of boysenberry and plummy fruit at the expense of some delineation and terroir expression. The palate is powerful and dense with a powdery texture and grippy tannins. It has lost some of its sinew but I still find that the wood tannins crowd out the fruit on the finish and impart a slight bitterness.