Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 2009

2009 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux


As I wrote in my barrel tasting note, the 2009 appears to be the finest Gruaud Larose since their 1990. Some of my concerns about too much brett in previous vintages are long gone as the purity of the 2009 jumps out. Copious notes of sagebrush, cedar, cigar box, licorice, incense, blackberries and lead pencil shavings suggest a big Pauillac rather than a St.-Julien. Broad, rich and full-bodied with good balance and abundant, but sweet, well-integrated tannin, this big, masculine Gruaud Larose reveals remarkable finesse, richness, extract, density and a cascade of fruit that nearly hides the lofty tannins. This beauty should be at its best between 2020-2045. (95, Robert Parker)
 

Year 2009
Wine Type Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Julien
Winery Chateau Gruaud-Larose
Grape
Size 0.75 L

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