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2005 Château Gruaud Larose

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

$75.00 per Bottle


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"Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very approachable already. I thought it would have been a little better than this. Best after 2014." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2014

"The Château Gruaud Larose 2005 has an open bouquet: quite savoury in style with touches of bacon fat and cured meat infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly angular tannin. The acidity is well judged although it still needs to develop a little cohesion towards the finish. It seems to have just lost a little length since I last tasted it – obviously still going through its awkward “teenager” moment. I am sure it will come down from its bedroom at some point and those sage and thyme notes on the aftertaste continue to appeal." Neal Martin's Wine Journal
(NM, 02/01/2015)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2018-2040

"The 2005 Gruaud Larose has a deep ruby/purple color, excellent concentration, and clean, pure black and red currant fruit, licorice and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and very soft and round. I’m surprised how drinkable it is already, although it is certainly capable of lasting 15 or more years." eRobertParker.com #219
(WA, 06/01/2015)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2015-2030

"Good red-ruby. Redcurrant, leather and game on the expressive if slightly rustic nose. Sweet and concentrated but a bit youthfully aggressive, and not showing the refinement or definition of the 2006. Strong nutty oak component. Finishes with substantial tannins that are a bit richer and more fully buffered by the wine's middle-palate material than those of the 2006. It will be interesting to compare these two vintages in ten years or so." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 90

"Generous wine with classic, medium-intense appearance; very elegantly floral nose, with hints of violet; elegant and tender on the palate, not very powerful, but complete, fine, and with good length." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 17

"Very dark crimson. Full and toasty on the nose, then very slightly tart on the finish. A little green on the end. A little simple." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/18/2009)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2013-2019

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