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Château Gruaud Larose 2004

Château Gruaud Larose 2004
£610 Incl. VAT & DP£410 Incl. VAT & DP
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Parker : 87? / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This estate continues to under perform, particularly in view of what the previous owners accomplished. Nothing made today resembles the great vintages of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or even the top-flight 2000. Nearly every St.-Julien chateau is making better wine, and Gruaud Larose needs a wake-up call. A stricter selection might be a place to start. The dark ruby/garnet-colored 2004 reveals an herbal nose displaying hints of dirty saddle leather intermixed with roasted herbs, spice, black cherries, currants, and a green pepper-like character. It is a lightweight effort with medium body, superficial depth, crisp acidity, and sharp tannins in the finish. While it will keep for 10-15 years, and may become slightly more complex, it remains a major disappointment.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
16

R. Gabriel
18

Revue du Vin de France
16

Vinous - A. Galloni
89

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Gruaud Larose

Classification
2e cru classe

Parker
87?

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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