• emcglade Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2021 - Loved it

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  • jps3@columbia.edu Likes this wine:

    July 4, 2021 - Wonderful Bordeaux that's drinking beautifully. Pleasant fruit, nice acidity with balanced tannins that play well with food.

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  • Juliansi wrote:

    June 4, 2021 - Leathery tobacco and pronounced Oak notes aplenty for this St Julien, perhaps it was the lesser 2014 vintage or the fact that this wine was served at room temperature (too warm!) that didn't allow it to showcase its values. Great nose nevertheless and wonderful Seapark ???? Hokkien Mee helped!

    Thanks for the treat KN, lockdown Day 4 over here ??

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  • John McCabe wrote: 93 points

    June 4, 2020 - Pretty balanced, light to medium-bodied, drinking well already. Has a slight bit of smoke that I often find with St. Julien, with producers like Talbot and St. Pierre. Held up very well on the 2nd day - nice acidity, delicate and enticing.

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  • Axelpeter wrote: 92 points

    May 3, 2020 - Zh) tiefes Granatrot, leicht transparent. Korken gebrochen. Erste Schlucke (kühl): Komplexe Frucht, Cassis- betont, leichte Bitternote mit fester Säure, klassischer Bordeaux, bleibt eher auf der männlich-herben Seite...

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 93 points

    October 1, 2019 - I find the 2014 Gruaud Larose very charming in a classical way; medium-weight raspberry, pencil, cedar, and leather nose without any of the dirty Cordier notes of the 80s. Terrific persistence on the finish with wonderfully rich fruit. Should still improve from here, but this is already drinking surprisingly well now. 58% CS, 29% M, 8% CF 5% PV.

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  • melvinyeowq Likes this wine:

    July 20, 2019 - From 375ml. Very appealing despite its youth. Expressive bouquet of blueberries and cedar, silky tannins balanced with precise fruit on the palate. The estate underwent changes in 2008 so less of the funkiness that’s associated with older vintages but the wine still has a pleasant earthiness.

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  • christiecsa wrote:

    October 9, 2018 - Deep, ruby
    Clean, medium intensity, clove, chocolate, tobacco leaves, black plum, prune, black currant
    Dry, medium acidity, medium tannin (soft), medium+ alcohol, medium intensity, medium+ body, medium+ finish
    Very good, drink now with potential for aging

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 91 points

    September 17, 2018 - Sleeping, but with coaxing you find cedar, pepper, cassis and earthy cherries, the wine is classic in nature, with firm tannins and ageworthy red fruits.. The wine was made from 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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  • grafstrb wrote:

    June 11, 2018 - -- decanted 1hour before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --

    NOSE: dark, yet high-toned at 1 hour mark (initial whiff); a bit smoky.

    BODY: violet-garnet color of great depth; medium bodied.

    TASTE: fine tannin; medium+ acidity; 13% alc. not noticeable. This was a tester bottle for me – to see if I wanted to sock some away in the cellar – and it is reflective of its vintage, which I enjoy, but I'm simply not enjoying it as much as I have other '14s. Dark-fruited and a bit earthy; lacks focus --- not impressed at the 1.5 hour mark; stony note emerged when paired with Hungarian goulash; *not* bretty; I much prefer the cheaper Malsecot from a week or two prior, as does Ashley. Gruaud is a Pass for me in this vintage. But, if you have 'em, I'd recommending Holding for now. gut impression score: 90 – 91.

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