Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2009

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  •  94/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Julien

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Julien

Producer

Chateau Gruaud Larose

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

Advice

Improving

Vineyard

Chateau Gruaud Larose

Producer

Chateau Gruaud Larose

Appellation

Saint-Julien

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2020-2045


As I wrote in my barrel tasting note, the 2009 appears to be the finest Gruaud Larose since their 1990. Some of my concerns about too much brett in previous vintages are long gone as the purity of the 2009 jumps out. Copious notes of sagebrush, cedar, cigar box, licorice, incense, blackberries and lead pencil shavings suggest a big Pauillac rather than a St.-Julien. Broad,...

...rich and full-bodied with good balance and abundant, but sweet, well-integrated tannin, this big, masculine Gruaud Larose reveals remarkable finesse, richness, extract, density and a cascade of fruit that nearly hides the lofty tannins. This beauty should be at its best between 2020-2045.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2012
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2017-2057


This is the finest Gruaud Larose since the 1990. Without a hint of brett in the 2009, it exhibits an opaque purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, new saddle leather, spice box, and boysenberries. Made in a rich, broad, savory, juicy style with lots of succulence, but none of the masculinity and ruggedness often found in this offering, this wine is loaded with concentration and extract. The tannins are largely concealed by the remarkable intensity of fruit and density. It should be drinkable in 7-8 years, and last for 30-40. (Tasted two times.)



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 17/01/2013
Drink: 2018-2030


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Area under vines: 82 hectares
Soils: gravel on clay limestone subsoil Mindel I and Mindel II
Average age of the vines: 43 years
Aging: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 61%
  • Merlot 29%
  • Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Petit Verdot 3%



Second wine: Sarget du Chateau Gruaud-Larose
  • Average Annual Production: 65% of the total crop
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 61%
    • Merlot 29%
    • Cabernet Franc 7%
    • Petit verdot 3%

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    Chateau Gruaud Larose

    Address

    Chateau Gruaud Larose, chemin de Gruaud Larose, Saint Julien Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France

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