This second Cru Classé produces one of St-Julien’s most full-bodied and long-lived wines. Usually rich with plum and blackcurrant fruits and, soft tannins on the finish.
Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with a good tannic structure and a long, fruity finish.
A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has hit its plateau of full maturity, where it should stay for another 20 or more years.- 94 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate