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2018 Château Gruaud Larose

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$333.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
1 Double Magnum (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2018 Gruaud Larose is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.88 and 14.2% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of menthol, lilacs, licorice and cloves plus wafts of fallen leaves and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with a taut core of ripe, densely packed, muscular fruit, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Very exotic Gruaud!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 95-97


"This is really generous and rolls off the tongue with ripe and velvety tannins and a fresh undertone. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Extremely long and flavorful. Very complex already." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 95-96


The 2018 Gruaud Larose, which incidentally now comes with a red wax capsule, is initially tightly wound on the nose, offering blackberry, raspberry, touches of juniper berry and a light seaweed note that becomes accentuated with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, and a little lactic on the entry, with a smear of dark chocolate segueing into a balanced middle that will require time to absorb the oak. It needs a little more complexity to come through on the finish, so give it 3–4 years in bottle. Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/01/2021)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2024-2045


"Darkest, smudgy black-cherry colour. Lifted cassis and a hint of tea leaf. Paper-fine layers of tannins but not a lot of juice on the palate. Savoury, dark but slightly flat finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2025-2033


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