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2000 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

The phrase "The King of Wines..." adorns its label, but this isn't Bordeaux Budweiser. In fact, St. Julien's Second-Growth-classified Chateau Gruaud Larose was known as "the wine of kings" back in the late 1700s and continues this legacy today. The most notable recent example is President Chirac serving 1990 Gruaud Larose to President Clinton at Parisian bistro L'Ami Louis in June, 1999. ... More »

JR 17.5-
IWC 93
WA 94
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2026 WA: 2015-2030 WS: 2010+
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($100-$115) Bright ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of roasted black raspberry, leather and grilled nuts. Lush, sweet and thick, with an almost unctuous texture and terrific volume. A wine of compelling sweetness and chewiness, not to mention sheer mouthfilling size. Finishes with huge, broad, sweet tannins and lingering notes of blackcurrant, coffee and leather. Classic, thoroughly ripe Gruaud-Larose.

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JR 17.5-
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Very dark, thick crimson. Lead pencils and great intensity on the nose with real interest. Hooray! Maybe the merest hint of brett stops the fruit from being super fresh. Shame because it promised much initially. Rather awkward tannins on the finish.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 146
Drink Dates 2015-2030

This saturated bluish-black/purple-colored wine seems at first closed and broodingly backward. In the mouth, it is dense, textured, full-bodied, pure, yet, at the same time, closed. This wine is large-sized, with high tannin but equally high extract and richness. The wine will require patience, and seems to me to be the best effort Gruaud Larose has put forth since their sumptuous 1990.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Absolutely wonderful aromas of flowers, currants and citrus. Full-bodied, yet very, very refined, with a center core of fruit that tastes like crushed raspberries and goes on and on. Greatest wine from this estate since 1945. 18,750 cases made.

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Author McCollisterEstate
Site / Blog McCollister Estate Vineyard Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/25/2015
Drink Dates 2015-2020


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Author NOSE
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 09/12/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2034
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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.095%
Tasted On 06/25/2014


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Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.163%
Tasted On 02/12/2014
Drink Dates 2015-2030

although it opens really nice after 2 hrs it stills somehow mut and needing of more time in bottle. Try it in 2015...but is has the structure and fruit to rise into a classic Larose!

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Author Owens Jack
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.75%
Tasted On 11/17/2013
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Author Alexander C229
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.959%
Tasted On 09/08/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2023

This may need some more time to fully develop. The fruit and cassis flavors are masking the tannins pretty well at this point.

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Author Elsen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.304%
Tasted On 01/13/2013

Trata-se de um RP 94.

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Author Zarm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.668%
Tasted On 01/08/2013

Really needs time to open up. Was very tight at first. Black impenetrable fruit. Opened up to Brett smells, cedar, aging bordeaux smells. Really improves with air, so my range takes into account what this could be in another 5 to 10 years.

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Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.741%
Tasted On 10/16/2011
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Author Front Man
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/25/2010

Had this bottle open for 4 nights. Dark purple with no browning even after 4 nights. Right after opening the bouquet was of damp earth; after an hour it revealed tobacco and tea aromas. The 2nd night was the most aromatic with flavors of currant and a sweet flavor that I could not quite identify (menthol, anise?). The 3rd night the bouquet actually seemed sweeter; the bouquet and flavors were dissipating, but the structure was still intact with no signs of oxidation.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.57%
Tasted On 02/07/2009

Great nose, but the taste was a little thin. Maybe it got cooked over the past decade?

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.399%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author davinci68
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 76.19%
Tasted On 10/14/2008
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Author Spike
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2008
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 03/01/2003
Drink Dates 2014-2025

This wine reminds of the 1986 GL at this stage but perhaps lacks some of the steely resolve of that wine (which still has not come close to maturity). Clean aromatics of herbs and dark fruits. Tons of tannin, concentration, and acidity in the mouth.

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