Gruaud Larose 2001
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Surprisingly accessible as well as supple, this 2001 St-Julien reveals a deep plum/purple colour along with a rich bouquet of smoke, roasted vegetables, black cuurants, plums, licorce and Asian spices. Velvety-textured and medium-bodied, with loads of fruit and a plump expansive, plush texture, this is an atypically forward Gruaud Larose to drink now and over the next 12-14 years
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 87/88||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002|
Glowing crimson. Toasty oak. Quite attention-grabbing and slightly modern – tannins (of which there is a heavy charge) very well hidden. Good acidity.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007|
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