Château Crabitey AOC Graves Red - Technical sheet

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Château Crabitey

AOC Graves Red

Abandoning the world of finance and Paris, Arnaud de Butler has made his home among the vineyards of Bordeaux. After thorough training in viticulture, he took up the reins of Château Crabitey from his father. The first vintages he produced were revelations, winning one award after another. This Graves takes him up another rung in his well-deserved ascension.

Technical sheets

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    Deepest garnet hue. The nose offers an intense bouquet of red and black fruits, revealing slightly toasty notes and a hint of mocha. Soft and lush on the attack with fine, ripe tannins and great freshness. Evidently a wine for laying down, but already has plenty to charm. Black fruit aromas are displayed throughout, from the fat, full-bodied mid-palate to its long finish. A good match for game, meat stews and grilled red meat as well as hard cheeses.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2013

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Deeply coloured. Fine, open nose of pure fruit with elegant floral notes. On the palate, clean fruit, minerality, fullness and silky tannins. In a nutshell, a deliciously fresh, well-balanced wine. Good length. A very fine wine.

    AGEING

    This 2011 vintage can be drunk from 2014 but will be at its best for another 3 to 6 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
    87 - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
    88 - Wine Spectator
    2* - Guide Hachette des Vins 2015

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    A blend of equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. A promisingly deep-coloured wine that reveals a fine bouquet, a blend of aromas typical of ageing and overripe red-berried fruit. The fruit aromas turn to jammy flavours on the ample, powerful palate with silky tannins.

    AGEING

    This 2012 vintage can be drunk from 2015 but will be at its best for another 3 to 6 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2015
    Silver medal - Vinalies Internationales 2015
    1er prix - Trophée des Grands Crus de Graves 2015
    Silver medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
    Silver medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
    1* - Guide Hachette des Vins 2016

  • 2013

    VINTAGE 2013

    TASTING NOTES

    With its fine, harmonious and elegant nose, this 2013 Château Crabitey unveils subtle aromas of red and black fruit. The attack is soft and lusciously fruity – a fresh, perfectly balanced wine. Rounded, well-structured tannins give way to a fresh, fruity finish.

    AGEING

    This vintage can be drunk from 2016 but will be at its best for another 3 to 6 years.

  • 2014

    VINTAGE 2014

    TASTING NOTES

    An elegant wine, deep crimson in colour with a bouquet of berried fruits, prunes and spices. The attack is frank and complex over a well-integrated tannic base, evolving to a powerful mid-palate with extract redolent of black berried fruit. An excellent quality wine with all the typical characteristics of the Graves appellation.

    AGEING

    This vintage can be drunk from 2017 but will be at its best for another 3 to 6 years.