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Tasting Notes

Tasting notes
Score 18/20 · FINE+RARE

This has a lovely sweet nose. Now this is classy. it really skips along and has wonderfully juicy fresh fruit and absolutely no shortage of elegance. Bravo!

Critic Scores

Critic scores
91
91/100

Average Score

92
91-92/100

Jeannie Cho Lee MW

93
92-93/100

James Suckling

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91 - 92 points
Jeannie Cho Lee MW
Score 91-92/100 · Jeannie Cho Lee MW

As usual, Gruaud Larose offers freshness, finesse and elegance even in a tannic vintage like 2011. Very pretty floral notes with violets, cedar and spices in the finish. Great work and selection in the vineyard. Fairly long finish. AsianPalate.com

92 - 93 points
James Suckling
Score 92-93/100 · James Suckling

A very harmonious wine for the vintage with currants, spices and stones. Full body, with ultra fine tannins and a pretty finish. Delicate yet structured for the vintage. jamessuckling.com

15 points
Jancis Robinson MW
Score 15/20 · Jancis Robinson MW

Deep dark cherry and inky core. Oak and cassis vie for dominance on the nose and there's perhaps a note of brett here too giving hardness on the palate. Some char and chocolate. Nice freshness but the tannins are a bit thick and the whole is rather hard work. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

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Gruaud Larose

Ch. Gruaud Larose is a Second Growth estate in Saint-Julien, Bordeaux. It is often considered one of the best-value Left Bank estates, with the wines occasionally matching those of the First Growths.

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