(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: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Perfumed and ripe fruit. Harmony, rich, lovely. 2-5 years.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 122.