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Gruaud-Larose Owc-1 2 Me Cru Classé En 1855 St-Julien Aoc 2000

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00 | FRANCE | Bordeaux

External Reviews for Gruaud-Larose Owc-1 2 Me Cru Classé En 1855 St-Julien Aoc

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

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 '96. Seems a bit monolithic today. Tannins come across as slightly dry after the '96.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/05/2008

This is a great Bordeaux showing intense, smoky, mineral-laced blackcurrant fruit on the nose, with real depth of aroma. The palate is rich, tannic and full of concentration of primary fruits. There's great potential here for the cellar.


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

The 2003 Gruaud Larose's dark plum/garnet color is followed by sweet aromas of damp earth, forest floor, herbs, espresso roast, cassis, licorice, and plums. Medium-bodied as well as surprisingly up-front and precocious, it possesses sweet tannin, very nice concentration, and loads of earthy/herbal characteristics intermixed with black fruits, and an attractive, but supple, evolved finish. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. It does not rank alongside the top St.-Juliens.


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

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.


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

The 1988 Gruaud-Larose is probably a 30-year wine. Surprisingly powerful, rich, concentrated, long, and full bodied for a 1988, and reminiscent of the 1975 only less savage, it appears to be a more complete with than either the 1989 or 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025.


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

Bright ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of roasted black raspberry, leather and grilled nuts. Lush, sweet and thick, with an unctuous texture and terrific volume. A wine of compelling sweetness and chewiness, not to mention sheer mouthfilling size. Finishes with huge, broad, sweet tannins and lingering notes of black currant, coffee and leather. Classic, thoroughly ripe Gruaud-Larose.


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