2002 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien
|Vineyard:||Larose de Gruaud|
Vineyards 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec. Average age of vines 48 yrs. (Big, powerful and rich, great St. Julien) 89-91 Wine Spectator Barrel Sample
International Wine CellarDeep ruby-red. Ripe, deep, brooding aromas of crystallized berries, minerals and spices; much more primary than the 2001. Then very ripe, dense and thick in the mouth, but with the vintage's lively acidity framing the candied berry flavors and extending the finish. This is better than the sample I tasted last year. Contains about 3% malbec, from vines planted in the 1980s.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 22 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'r2012 2018