2004 Chateau Gruaud-Larose Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien
90 Ratings
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90 Ratings
2004 Chateau Gruaud-Larose Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby-red. Expressive nose offers game, spice, tobacco, leather, underbrush, iron and exotic flowers. Supple and fine-grained, with currant and baked plum flavors complicated by chocolate and leather. ...

Plummy aromas, with leaf and tobacco undertones. Medium-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and delightful already,

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Ruby-red. Expressive nose offers game, spice, tobacco, leather, underbrush, iron and exotic flowers. Supple and fine-grained, with currant and baked plum flavors complicated by chocolate and leather. ...

Plummy aromas, with leaf and tobacco undertones. Medium-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and delightful already,

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    appearance: clear, medium+ ruby nose: clean, medium, developed, slightly blackcurrent, nuttiness,tobacco leaf, mineral, smoky palate: dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ body, alcohol medium, high tannin, fruit intensity medium, mineral, tabacoo, dark chocolate, savory, drink now not age

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/21/2003
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2006 Vintage) 60% Cabernet Sauvignon; 30% Merlot; 6% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. This curious offering is at once both ripe and slightly herbal in tone with a bias to softness in balance. It never musters more than minimal fruit and comes up a bit dilute on the palate, and we have our doubts about its ability to improve with aging.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1985 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1985 Vintage)