2003 Chateau Gruaud Larose
"Pure cassis and raspberry sauce with vanilla. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts a very long time. Awesome wine. This is very close in quality to the 2000.br>-Wine Specato...
International Wine CellarGood ruby-red. Full-blown aromas of black fruits, coffee liqueur, mint and roasted meat. Quite powerful in the mouth without coming across as sweet; shows distinctly southern notes of garrigue and scorched earth. Less silky than I expected; in fact, this seems to be closing down today. Substantial, slightly disjointed tannins hit the palate late and build. I wouldn't even think about pulling a cork for at least four or five years. Not a particularly impressive vintage for this wine, yet there's a...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 56 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator