Red

2004 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 157

  • fc1910 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 14, 2022 - Had to revisit my euphoric TN from around a month ago,
    put some fat slices of iberico pork on the grill and pnp this one once again,
    hmmm....., what a fragrance in the nose, strong dark cassis, herbs, violet and some mineral hints,
    very young showing on the palate again, without pairing with food maybe tonight a little too young for me, but the pork softens the tannin, this bottle needs a lot of aeration to get a little more balanced,
    better hold this one 5+ years, maybe a decade+ in your cellar,
    highly recommended as a stunner of this 2004 vintage!
    **(**-*****), 93, 94(+) potential

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  • fc1910 Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 16, 2022 - one lonely bottle so far,
    2004 normally is not one of my fav vintages, too smoothie like appearance very often,
    this one is different, pnp,
    the FIRST bottle from this not well rated vintage which is highly impressive,
    strong cassis nose, mineral core, slightly graphite, violets, herbs,
    very young showing on the palate, firm and deep black fruit, in its fruit prime phase still, but..... with a very good balance now, very long, with ripe tannin, demanding finish, seek out for!
    Better after 3+ hours aeration, enjoy with a very decent decant, better hold for another 5+ years up to a decade+, ,
    one of the best from 2004 so far and from Gruaud Larose, as this Chateau is among the very best Crus in an exceptional chateau vintage,
    **(**-*****), 93, 94(+) potential

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  • chatters wrote:

    March 13, 2022 - Supper matches (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Cream, butter, polished oak, blackberry and blackcurrant tending to Cassis with a little herbaceous underpin and plenty of sweet spice, a touch of red liquorice with time. Medium plus intensity acidity, juicy and slightly jubey black fruits, tannins are quite floury textured and tug at the mid palate...there is a little green note her as well. Compared to the 95's there is a bit more 'stuffing' and concentration. Pretty good and in a nice spot.

  • chefdilletante wrote:

    December 10, 2021 - Dusty attic nose. Black fruit, even a bit dense, but not exuberant. Sous bois, leather. Slightly dry, not generous by any means, but good typicity for thise who understand claret. Tannins resolved. Drink now; risk of thinning from this point on.

  • Pominoz wrote:

    December 6, 2021 - Should have been drunk by 2015.
    Drank Dec 2021.
    Little personality but no significant deterioration.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2007 (link) 91 points

    (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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Gruaud Larose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 071570013721, 087000331891, 087000336810, 087000343610, 087000346178, 3258691242439, 400005288517, 400006637161, 721713844711

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  • Pending Delivery 88 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,243 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,328 (36%)

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