Dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet this is definitely a cab franc dominated wine. I like cab franc but expect a lot more from a Bordeaux. The wine is medium in length on the finish. This isn’t a bad wine but not a very complex one either. I would give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site for a different year:
CHÂTEAU GRAND VILLAGE 2009 VINTAGES 192997 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 20.85
Made in: Bordeaux, France By: Jean Pierre Moueix
Release Date: Sep 28, 2013
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Merlot/Cabernet Franc Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
The Grand Village is wine from their family estate and their 2009, a blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, is a sleeper of the vintage. The good news is that there are 5,000 cases of this wine, which shows loads of raspberries and cherries, silky tannins, wonderful elegance and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. The family has been farming this same terroir for over 500 years! Score – 88. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Feb. 2012)