Chateau Gruaud Larose

Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Ripe raspberries and blueberries with hints of fresh flowers. Deep nose of dark fruits. Full body, with silky tannins and a beautifully integrated tannin structure. It's long and very refined. Better than 2009. Try in 2018."  Wine Enthusiast 95 "For anybody looking for classic

Chateau Larose de Gruaud Saint-Julien 2009
"This is the third wine of the great Chateau Gruaud-Larose in St.-Julien. The wine is from younger vines that are not ready for the Grand Vin but are nonetheless exceptional in their own right. The superb growing conditions and overall quality of the 2009 vintage make this wine an even better

Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2005
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already. I thought it would have been a little better than this. Best after 2014."

Sarget de Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2005
"Dark yet brilliant ruby, between purple and black. The complex nose at first suggests notes of light tobacco and cigar box, and then opens up to notes of roasted coffee, red fruits, spices, and prunes. Ample and fleshy in the mouth, with plenty of body and density."

Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2004
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Plummy aromas, with leaf and tobacco undertones. Medium-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and delightful already, yet needs a little more concentration to be outstanding. Best after 2010. 22,220 cases made."

Chat Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2001
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This shows a rich and dense nose of blackberry, coffee and smoke. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, smoky finish. Very fresh and velvety. GL is really doing excellent things these days, even in less-than-easy vintages. Best after 2008. 2,455 cases made. –JS" 

Chat Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 1999
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Well done. Good, dark color to this '99, with lots of plummy, berry and cassis character. It's medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2004. 21,500 cases made. –JS"