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Château Gruaud Larose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2003

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 %

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Member Reviews for Château Gruaud Larose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Snooth User: judgelog
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4.00 5
10/02/2010

Deep plummy color. Wonderful nose, with cherry fruit aromas. Fine tannins. Needs at least an hour in the decanter. We drank this over 2 hours, and it just got better and better. Terrific Bordeaux.


Snooth User: Kheldarstl
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5.00 5
05/18/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château Gruaud Larose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2009

Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak, sweet tobacco and espresso. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I like the texture. Best after 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 16,665 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Gruaud Larose 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Harmonious, but lacks a bit of concentration. Pretty, with delicious chocolate and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after this year.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Greatest wine from the estate since 1945. Absolutely wonderful aromas of flowers, currants and citrus. Full-bodied, yet very, very refined, with a center core of fruit that tastes like crushed raspberries. It goes on and on across the palate. Best after 2010.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This tight and powerful red has lots of tannins and fruit concentration. Full-bodied, with lovely violet and berry aromas and flavors. Built for aging. Best after 2002.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

(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?


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dense garnet/ruby/purple color is followed by a wine with a sweet, jammy, black-cherry, Asian spice, soy, and earthy-scented nose. This big, beefy, medium to full-bodied 1995 Gruaud Larose displays excellent ripeness, plenty of muscle and glycerin, and sweet yet noticeable tannin in the heady, intensely spicy finish. this is a mid-weight, substantial wine that needs 6-7 years to shed its tannin; it should keep for two decades.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


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