Chateau Gruaud Larose, 2007

St Julien, 2me Cru Classe

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

Price:

$104.91 USD

10 In Stock

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Description

The ever-impressive Gruaud has punched well above its weight in 2007. It is quite simply one of the most sumptuous, upfront, early-drinking Gruauds we have ever tasted. The intensely rich, pure, fresh nose is followed by generous, creamy, raspberry and blackcurrant fruit that seduces the senses while cedar and licorice add complexity. Without even a hint of the astringency that is apparent in many 2007s, this is as good as some wines double the price, and certainly more enjoyable.

Condition

Excellent - Bottled in 2014

Reviews

DECANTER - Good solid colour, quite fleshy and spicy fruit, good length and good expression, but lacks a bit of complexity and depth.
Steven Spurrier - Decanter - Apr 08

JANCIS 16/20 - Dark crimson. Serious nose (Julia found the meatiness almost brett-y) and quite gentle black fruits on the palate. Pretty dry finish after rather a sweet start. A fruity core.
Jancis Robinson – www.jancisrobinson.com – Apr 08

WA 87/100 - Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Gruaud Larose has a soft and slightly muffled bouquet, perhaps just with a touch of brettanomyces that shaves away some of the delineation. After time, there are scents of clove and scorched earth. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, modest dark berry fruit laced with cold tea and white pepper, yet it pulls up rather short on the finish and leaves you wanting more. Tasted February 2017.
Neal Martin - 30/06/2017

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