chateau gruaud larose 2eme cru classe, saint-julien 2014

chateau gruaud larose 2eme cru classe, saint-julien 2014
JAMES SUCKLING
94
WINE SPECTATOR
92

Critics' Scores

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    94
    James Suckling

    Aromas of strawberries and cherries follow through to a full body, silky tannins and a tangy finish. Fresh and clean. Linear and pretty. Purity of fruit is impressive. Drink in 2020.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    92
    Wine Spectator

    Shows a perfumy hint, with black tea and allspice notes, followed by steeped plum and blackberry fruit. Light anise and apple wood details fill in on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    90
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Gruaud Larose has a light and airy bouquet at first, one that gathers depth with aeration. It is a little conservative at the moment, dusky black fruit mixed with sage and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, slightly angular tannin. It is certainly fresh in the mouth, although it feels a tad pinched towards the finish; therefore, afford this 4-5 years in bottle to develop more substance and ambition.

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    93
    Wine Enthusiast

    This is a powerful, dry wine showing solid tannins, powered by a background of perfumed black currant flavors. A beautiful balance of fruit and structure will develop down the line. Barrel Sample: 91-93

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    90
    Jeb Dunnuck

    While I wasn’t able to taste the 2015, the 2014 Graud Larose is an attractive, classically styled Saint-Julien that has ripe currant fruits as well as lots of herbal/tobacco undertones, cedary spice, and earthy aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, concentrated, and texture, with a chewy, rustic, endearing style. I like its balance and this old-school beauty will keep for at least 15-20 years.

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