2007 Château Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien
Manager David Launay's ever-impressive Gruaud has punched well above its weightin 2007. It is quite simply one of the most sumptuous, upfront, early-drinkingGruauds we have ever tasted. The intensely rich, pure, fresh nose is followedby generous, creamy, raspberry and blackcurrant fruit that seduces the senseswhile cedar and licorice add complexity. Without even a hint of the astringencythat is apparent in many 2007s, this is as good as some wines double the price,and certainly more enjoyable. A must-have 2007.
SJancis review: Dark crimson. Serious nose (Julia found the meatiness almost brett-y) and quite gentle black fruits on the palate. Pretty dry finish after rather a sweet start. A fruity core. (Jancis Robinson - - Apr 08)
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Julien: 86 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>
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