(From 2002 Vintage) A sweet, fruity, medium-bodied, surprisingly forward effort, the deep plum/purple-colored 2002 Gruaud Larose exhibits ripe aromas revealing herbaceous as well as spice notes. There is some potentially worrisome astringent tannin in the finish, but the wine’s depth augers well for this being ultimately resolved and integrated.
DecanterRating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; light but fragrant nose, a touch stalky; rounded, chunky, atypically coarse, light but hard tannins, rather dour; medium length.
Wine SpectatorRating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/94.