2015 Gruaud Larose



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Average critic rating : 92.5 points

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, picked from 21 September. It has a rather conservative bouquet, reticent at first, gradually unfolding with truffle-tinged black fruit, the oak nicely integrated but perhaps needing a little more energy. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry, fleshier than many of its Saint Julien counterparts, quite sumptuous in terms of mouthfeel with a suave texture. There is a sense of linearity here, a strictness that particularly comes through on the finish. The purity is commendable and the tannin, fine, but what it needs is that final flourish. It just misses that killer blow on the finish and saunters to its conclusion. I hope that it gains more in barrel. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2055

93-94

93-94

A velvety and flavorful red with dusty tannins and lots of ripe fruit. It remains fresh and balanced. Harmonious. Excited to see it develop in barrel. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

88-91

88-91

Nicely focused, with a beam of red and black currant fruit inlaid with subtle spice notes and carried by velvety tannins. A little shy on range, but this is solidly built. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

17

17

Mid crimson. Mild, well-balanced nose. Ripe but not overripe. Neat and confident. A good expression of a charming accessible vintage. Neat and comfortable. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2038

94

94

Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2045

95

95

Gone are the bad old days of farmyardy aromas and flavours, to be replaced by something that is classic, yet modern at the same time. Polished and well defined, this carries its 100% new oak with ease, such is the structure and depth of the wine. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2032

92-94

92-94

Barrel Sample. Red-berry driven, this wine is fresh in character, with a stream of acidity counterbalanced by structured tannins. Apr 2016, Roger Voss, www.wineenthusiast.com



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Gruaud Larose 2015
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The 137 hectare estate in St Julien, just outside Bordeaux, has been under vine since the 18th century. The Merlaut family have run the estate since 1997, growing 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The second wine of Gruaud-Larose is Sarget de Gruaud-Larose.



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