Chateau Gruaud Larose
Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe
Región: Bordeaux, Francúzsko
Relatively deep colour. Fresh reducrrant-like fruit on the nose. Lovely mouthfeel with silky, well-integrated tannins, already displaying great expression and length. A traditional Gruaud-Larose and a textbook example of Saint-Julien !
Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Gilbert & Gaillard: 95/100
Tasted at the Three Borders Wine Group, Hampshire, UK – tasting of Bordeaux wines – the second of two 2007 reds. Opened and decanted 2 hours before tasting. In our wine group, this was the star red of the night. The colour is starting to show some ageing. The nose is savoury, market garden aromas. On the palate, it’s smooth with a lovely long finish of chocolate. We thought this was at its peak now.
This is one of the best wines I’ve drunk in recent months, though as a Bordeaux fan I had high expectations. This is a great vintage for drinking now. Opened and decanted 2 hours. Inky black appearance. The nose opens up to show beautiful vanilla with rich leather overtones. The palate has that great earthiness I enjoy so much with prominent orange and chocolate. Luckily I have four more bottles. I had to resist opening another bottle straight away!
Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855.
Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 60% and Merlot 30% with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot 10%.