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Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2eme Cru Classe St-Julien Cl 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

05 | FRANCE | Bordeaux

External Reviews for Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2eme Cru Classe St-Julien Cl

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

[Barrel tasting] This wine is black. Super aromas of licorice and tar, then violets. Full-bodied, with sleek and racy tannins. Very long finish. Best Gruaud ever?


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A typical wine for the year with its generous ripe fruit and blackberry jelly flavors. There is just a hint of animal on the palate, but it is overwhelmed by the wine's rich texture.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

In the bottle, Gruaud-Larose appears to have returned to the form it possessed when I first tasted it from cask - a stylish, surprisingly civilized, medium-bodied wine without the muscle and power expected from both this terroir and vintage. It still possesses excellent density as well as roasted herb, licorice, and black currant flavors intermixed with incense-like smells. The wine is medium to full-bodied, pure, rich, and forward, especially for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

(Barrel tasting) This wine is black. Super aromas of licorice and tar, then violets. Full-bodied, with sleek and racy tannins. Very long finish. Best Gruaud ever?


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Harmonious and pretty. good color, with plenty of tobacco, berry and mushrooms character, a hint of iodine. Full-bodied, with polished, silky tannins and a long aftertaste of tobacco, cedar and vanilla. Best after 2001.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Good deep red-ruby. Somewhat more evolved aromas of redcurrant, roasted coffee and smoked meat. Silky and lush in the mouth, but with less intensity and charm than the rsquo;96. Seems a bit monolithic today. Tannins come across as slightly dry after the rsquo;96.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Revealing more grip and tannin since bottling, the 1995 Gruaud-Larose exhibits a dark ruby color, and a nose of sweet black cherries, licorice, earth, and spice. Rich, with medium to full body, high tannin, and subtle oak in the background, the 1995 is nearly as structured and tannic as the 1996. The two vintages are more similar than dissimilar. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2020.


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