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Community Tasting Notes (117) Avg Score: 90.7 points

  • Nose was distinctly wet cardboard, and I was suspecting that it was corked. Took a whole lot of swirling to bring the first hint of black cherry fruits, but soon later went somewhat medicinal. On the palate it started not corked, with a cherry, grass, but the wet cardbord actually invaded for a bit before the fruits come back again, then becoming medicinal. A nice way to put it is complex, but Arif does have a very apt description - fickle...

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  • I took delivery of a dozen of this wine en primeur in about 2003 from, I think, Berry Bros & Rudd, and have been drinking it over the past eight years or so. This evening my wife and I finished the last bottle of this great dozen. The cork was in fine condition, the nose was all it should be and the wine was everything it should be - a powerful wine but approachable and well matured with a smooth finish. Pity it's all gone.

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  • Still purple in colour. Lovely aromas of ripe, dark fruit in the nose; also cedar, light spices, leather and licorice. Smooth and velvety on the palate; still quite a bit of body and gentle tannins. Saint-Julien at its best - very good value for the price.
    Probably at its peak; maximum 2-3 more years.
    I opened this bottle last Saturday pairing a roast beef with sauce choron - magnificent!

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  • drinking really well, has some life left but doubt it will get much better.

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  • Poured from an immaculate bottle. Colour of the was dark purple. Strong and powerful, with notes of mocha and dark berries.

    Finish was long, but a tad cloying on the back palate reminiscent of glycerine.

    Nose was also robust with hints of cinnamon, but softened with jammy notes.

    An excellent effort.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96, (See more on Vinous...)

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    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Mature tobacco, leather and black fruit nose; tasty, solid, tart black fruit, leather palate; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    July 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16+ points

    (Chateau Gruaud-Larose St Julien) A dark red-purple, glossy appearance. On the nose it has sweet, slightly confected blackcurrant and cherry fruit. The palate has bags of structure, with plenty of sweet, ripe, concentrated fruit. Massive tannins. Very backward. Needs seven to ten years.

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