Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2010 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2010

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Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2010 750ml


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Classified as a second growth in 1855, Gruaud Larose is a house favorite for its rich and classic style and capacity for aging. The large vineyard has 66 different parcels planted to 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Malbec with old vines averaging 40 years.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Gruaud Larose
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastFor anybody looking for classic Bordeaux, this is the bottle to seek. "Classic" here means a wine with a tannic structure that also relies on a black currant flavor, with acidity providing freshness but not losing any concentration or aging potential. Keep for many years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorThis is distinctive, with an aromatic roasted alder wood streak leading the way, quickly followed by dense but sleek blackberry cobbler, currant paste and warm plum sauce notes. Well-polished through the finish, offering deeply embedded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
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Wine AdvocateThis gets my nod as the finest Gruaud Larose since the 2000 and 1990. The opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits copious notes of Asian plum sauce, spice box, creme de cassis, loamy soil and a beefy/meaty character. It is full-bodied, dense and powerful, with stunning purity and no evidence of brett (a characteristic of the great Gruaud Larose wines made in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s). Given the 2010's tannin profile, it will require 5-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades thereafter.

Robert Parker, February 2013