reviewsJames Suckling 91-92
A bright and fruity wine with bright acidity and light, fine tannins. Nicely lifted. Creamy texture.
Wine Advocate 92-94
Incorporating fully 25% Cabernet Franc derived from massal selections taken from Château Lafleur, the 2021 Grand Village offers up inviting aromas of dark berries, plums, violets and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, deep and seamless, it's a lively, sapid wine that concludes with a saline finish. The progress of this estate, benefiting from upgraded vine genetics as well as the uprooting of less optimally sited parcels, transcends vintage variation to the extent that this 2021 should equal the quality Grand Village attained in 2016! William Kelley
The 2021 Grand Village was picked from September 29 to October 7. The Guinaudeaus are now focused on the best 11 hectares out of the 20, frost making that focus easier. The bouquet is very open, offering red cherry and raspberry fruit, transparent and quite floral in style, revealing hints of rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied, very saline, quite granular in texture, and vibrant on the elegant, mineral-rich finish. Just a delicious Grand Village that needs a couple of years in bottle. Neal Martin