Larose de Gruaud Chateau St Julien 2011

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Dark red color of average intensity. Nose of average aromatic intensity. Caressing and very fruity on the palate the wine develops with flavors of ... Read more

61% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot. Aged in one-third new oak barrels. Dark fruit notes of blackberry and m... Read more

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External Review
05/06/2010

Dark red color of average intensity. Nose of average aromatic intensity. Caressing and very fruity on the palate the wine develops with flavors of spices fruits and pepper. The finish shows tannins that tighten a bit. Nevertheless the grain of tannin remains fine. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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05/24/2012

61% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot. Aged in one-third new oak barrels. Dark fruit notes of blackberry and marion berry burst from the glass, supported by aromas of dark chocolate, tobacco, and a touch of cedar.... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Gruaud Larose 1500ml


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"I would have rated the 2011 Gruaud Larose slightly higher if it had not been for the abundant, dry, slightly astringent tannins in the finish. Nevertheless, there is a lot to like about this plum/purple-tinged St.-Julien. Notes of unsmoked, high quality cigar tobacco are intertwined with plum, black currant and dusty, earthy, loamy soil characteristics. The wine reveals good richness, medium body and a structured, somewhat formidable level of tannin that needs to melt away before this 2011 can be fully enjoyed. Give it 2-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (89-91 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

"I would have rated the 2011 Gruaud Larose slightly higher if it had not been for the abundant, dry, slightly astringent tannins in the finish. Nevertheless, there is a lot to like about this plum/purple-tinged St.-Julien. Notes of unsmoked, high quality cigar tobacco are intertwined with plum, black currant and dusty, earthy, loamy soil characteristics. The wine reveals good richness, medium body and a structured, somewhat formidable level of tannin that needs to melt away before this 2011 can be fully enjoyed. Give it 2-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rating: (89-91 pts.)**We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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