Chateau Gruaud-Larose Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien
95 Ratings
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95 Ratings
Chateau Gruaud-Larose Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Cassis and red currant aromas give way to some dusty cedar and notes of Indianspice; classic Gruaud Larose! There is an upfront sweetness to the palate witha deep core of black fruit that is guided and honed by fine drying tannins. Theacidity is in perfect balance, suggesting this will age superbly. (Adam Bilbey - Fine Wine Sales Executive -Oct-08 )

Moderately saturated red-ruby. Currant and plum aromas along with strong cedary oak. Juicy, minerally and sweet, with very good energy to the subtly intense fruit and nutty oak flavors. Finishes with ...

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

Saint-JulienBordeauxFrance

Cassis and red currant aromas give way to some dusty cedar and notes of Indianspice; classic Gruaud Larose! There is an upfront sweetness to the palate witha deep core of black fruit that is guided and honed by fine drying tannins. Theacidity is in perfect balance, suggesting this will age superbly. (Adam Bilbey - Fine Wine Sales Executive -Oct-08 )

Moderately saturated red-ruby. Currant and plum aromas along with strong cedary oak. Juicy, minerally and sweet, with very good energy to the subtly intense fruit and nutty oak flavors. Finishes with ...

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    気難しい、本当の美味しさを感じる為には更なる熟成が必要と結論。当分他のビンテージは開けない。Sep 28th, 2013

    almost 2 years
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    A little ripe and really good. Tried afyer show in stuttsgart

    over 1 year
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    light but enough for steak

    almost 4 years
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    Delicious

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07