Comme la plus part des critiques ici j'ai trouvé ce vin prêt à boire, et vraiment bon. Couleur très opaque, larmes abondantes et bouquet fruité et opulent. Il semble que chez Gruaud-Larose on n'ait pas eu vent que 2007 était une année moyenne ! À boire ou à garder, un 10 ans bien relax !
A very nice surprise and definitely has evolved to a better wine since we came across it almost 3 years at during our visit to Gruaud Larose. We did not decant not did it feel ike it needed it tbh. Well open on the nose, classic cabernet sauvignon profile, with dark fruits, light pepper, leather at times. Even a few hints of an earthy profile. On the palate it felt veyr approachable, well round albeit the tannins are very much alive. Very enjoyable at this stage. We have very limited experience with 2007s so not sure how this stacks vs others and not sure how this evolves from here on. For sure we saw no worrying signs and we see this as having a decent life ahead of it. 90-91 for now.
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(Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) A nice depth of character on the nose here, especially when compared with the rest of the appellation. Fresh, with just a touch of oak spice. A supple palate, nicely composed, with a gentle ripe structure. Lightly fleshy, all very gentle though, with a little violet fruit. Overall, an attractive wine.
(Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) This has beautiful fruit on the nose, with exotic notes of cashew nut and liquorice over the oak. A good texture on the palate, supple and even a little silky. Underneath, a rather firm core of tannin; it has a firmness as a result, but it is balanced and has good acidity. This is attractive and appealing, and potentially one of the better wines of the appellation based on this sample.
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