chateau gruaud larose 2eme cru classe, saint-julien 2020
DECANTER
90

2020 chateau gruaud larose 2eme cru classe, saint-julien

Why We're Buying

At almost 300 years old, Château Gruaud-Larose is young by French wine estate standards. Despite the "late" start, its Saint Julien vineyard produces robust Bordeaux with decades of aging potential.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
90

Decanter

The tannins make their presence felt from the first moments, giving both depth and spice but also a certain constriction. This is not a year for exuberant second wines in St-Julien - there are well-framed black fruits, some fresh St-Julien balance, but a little sombre overall. 60% of overall production. Cabernet Franc 3% completes the blend.