Larose de Gruaud Saint-Julien 2009

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Klassischer Bordeaux. Wird weitere 25-35 Jahre lang halten. Zu jung aber dennoch: Unglaublich (!!) feine Tannine. Elegant, nicht so muskulös wie an... Read more

with chewy tannins and a long Read more

In the mid 17th century, Chevalier de Gruaud (also known as Abbé Gruaud) and Chevalier de La Rose succeeded one another as owners of a superb 82-he... Read more

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4.50 5
09/17/2012

Klassischer Bordeaux. Wird weitere 25-35 Jahre lang halten. Zu jung aber dennoch: Unglaublich (!!) feine Tannine. Elegant, nicht so muskulös wie andere St-Juliens...Für einen 2ème auch relativ günstig. Bravo!


External Reviews for Larose de Gruaud Saint-Julien

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with chewy tannins and a long


External Review
06/30/2010

In the mid 17th century, Chevalier de Gruaud (also known as Abbé Gruaud) and Chevalier de La Rose succeeded one another as owners of a superb 82-hectare vineyard in Saint Julien.Their names were associated for the first time on a wine label 1781. The estate was divided in two due to inheritance difficulties in the 19th century. However, Désiré Cordier, who had already acquired part of the vineyards in 1917, reunited the estate in 1935. In the early 1980s, it belonged to a subsidiary of an institutional group which invested heavily in the cellars. The Merlaut family purchased Gruaud Larose in 1997.The vines, located in a single block on a deep rise of Garonne gravel, have been lovingly tended by Georges Pauli and his team since 1970 and the wine perfectly expresses its terroir. Now, more than ever, Gruaud Larose's quality is in keeping with its traditionally fine reputation, dating from even before the 1855 classification, which designated it a second growth.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Initially wood dominates but this is a stage after bottling. Because then the ripe smooth fruit comes in pouring through with black fruits very ripe and juicy. As this wine develops this rich fruit will be its main character. R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep ruby. A very classic nose of cassis cedar and smoky graphite is devoid of animal and earthy scents and conveys a sense of refinement rare for this wine. Then very smooth in the mouth with excellent palate presence and sneaky concentration to its sweet ripe black fruit and smoky peppery flavors. Lively harmonious acidity leaves an impression of freshness on the long dense finish which features a touch of dried herbs and oaky torrefaction along with a trace of heat. As ripe and spicy as


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Deep ruby. A very classic nose of cassis cedar and smoky graphite is devoid of animal and earthy scents and conveys a sense of refinement rare for this wine. Then very smooth in the mouth with excellent palate presence and sneaky concentration to its sweet ripe black fruit and smoky peppery flavors. Lively harmonious acidity leaves an impression of freshness on the long dense finish which features a touch of dried herbs and oaky torrefaction along with a trace of heat. As ripe and spicy as this is it s an unusually graceful Gruaud Larose one of this estate s most successful wines in memory. Call me fixated but I can t help but think that making the grand vin from just 40% of the total crop has everything to do with the quality of this wine. It cannot be a coincidence that almost all of the best wines in 09 have this in common. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Gruaud Larose 09 has a more extroverted nose compared to its peers with raucous blackberry and cassis fruit; graphite notes and a touch of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with firm quite dry tannins. It is more controlled more "classic" than the nose with a long tail on the persistent finish. This is well crafted Saint Julien although this showing suggests that it might be going into its shell. Tasted January 2013. 93+ Neal Martins


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05/19/2010

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06/01/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Beautiful aromas of currant, black licorice and blueberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, juicy finish. Big wine. Could be better than the classic 2000...94-97" WS 04/10

"Beautiful aromas of currant, black licorice and blueberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, juicy finish. Big wine. Could be better than the classic 2000...94-97" WS 04/10

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