Deep red center, red rim with signs of age. Sweet, smokey, cherry compote, blackcurrants, black olives, rosemary. Smooth, cherries and raspberries, very good mouth feel, tar, lighter middle, dusty and herby finish. Drinking well now.
Wonderful wine Good colour, bright and rich Nose is full bodied, black fruits, oak Good tanins, the wine is full bodied and flavours rich. Still young smd can easily age another 10 years or more Will get better eith age but for me get at it before 2020 while it has some youth
Deep dark center, red rim with signs of age. Sweet, coconut, plums, blackcurrant, expresso, raspberry jam, touch of soy sauce, oak. Smooth, oak up front, cherries and raspberries, umami, modest acid and tannin, a little bread, touch of pirazine, good length of mature fruit. Good Bordeaux, drinking very well now.
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(Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) This has an attractive, mineral-stony fruit character on the nose. First impressions on the palate indicate this is a touch leaner than some wines of comparable or greater classification, but through the midpalate it shows a good and elegant style, not very dense or rich, but more of a well polished middleweight. There is a firm, tight core of grippy tannins, plenty of pepper and spice, and lots of elegant Gruaud fruit nicely held together with a complex, slightly exotic twist. Nicely balanced. Very good indeed.
(Château Gruaud Larose) Black violet red color with red meniscus; mint, dill and coffee nose, that changes to a port-like nose after 1 hour in the glass; tasty, coffee, mocha, tart plum palate with creamy texture, good acidity; medium finish 91+ pts.
(Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) A firm, meaty, classically Gruaud nose with great depth of character. Firm and very tannic structure with a lovely presence on the palate; fine fruit, with a complex, meaty style. The tannins round with a flourish on the finish. This has lovely typicité. Very good indeed, with plenty of potential.
(Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) An attractive, deep colour when poured in the glass. On the nose it presents slightly hot, stewed fruit, with a slightly pruney character; I find this to be teetering on the brink of an acceptable fruit profile. Quite decent style on the palate, though, amply texture with a good weight, a ripe tannic structure and really rather fine acidity. Nicely balanced, and lovely flavours here. Despite the edgy nose, which hopefully will develop with maturation, I like this. Very good. Needs 8-12 years.
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