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2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien
4 Ratings
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4 Ratings
2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

FranceBordeaux

Wine Description

"Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already." Wine Spectator 91 Points

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Vineyard

Larose de Gruaud

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

FranceBordeaux

"Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already." Wine Spectator 91 Points

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    Fellow Drync'er

    a distinctive, herbal, meaty, horsey nose, medium to full body, good depth, power and richness, and soft tannins. The wine's rustic aromas and earthy style are intriguing and provocative.

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    $65 range

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Deep ruby. Fresh aromas of blackberry, kirsch, cedar and leather. Intensely flavored and powerful, with very fresh, precise flavors of dark berries, cigar box, violet, licorice, espresso and bitter chocolate. Offers an enticing combination of ripeness and acidity, of power and elegance. Juicy, primary, penetrating wine, not as pliant as some. Finishes with sweet, nicely enrobed tannins. A very good showing.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Fairly complex and nicely fruited, but not among the deeper or the concentrated of the 2005s, this silky and relatively mannerly wine shows elements of cherries, cassis, tobacco and a touch of earth in both scent and taste. It picks up an edge of last-minute tannins, but it is comparatively easy to taste now and does not demand lengthy time in the cellar.
  • Wine.com
    Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already. Wine Spectator 91 Points
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 90.7 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 23 notes)
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08