2005 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • IWC 93
  • NM 91
  • WS 91
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2005 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Deep ruby. Fresh aromas of blackberry kirsch cedar and leather. Intensely flavored and powerful with very fresh precise flavors of dark berries cigar box violet licorice espresso and bitter chocolate. Offers an enticing... Deep ruby. Fresh aromas of blackberry kirsch cedar and leather. Intensely flavored and powerful with very fresh precise flavors of dark berries cigar box violet licorice espresso and bitter chocolate. Offers an enticing combination of ripeness and acidity of power and elegance. Juicy primary penetrating wine not as pliant as some. Finishes with sweet nicely enrobed tannins. A very good showing. 90-93 points
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Gruaud Larose 2005 has an open bouquet: quite savoury in style with touches of bacon fat and cured meat infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly angular tannin. The acidity is well... The Château Gruaud Larose 2005 has an open bouquet: quite savoury in style with touches of bacon fat and cured meat infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly angular tannin. The acidity is well judged although it still needs to develop a little cohesion towards the finish. It seems to have just lost a little length since I last tasted it – obviously still going through its awkward “teenager” moment. I am sure it will come down from its bedroom at some point and those sage and thyme notes on the aftertaste continue to appeal.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2006
No tasting note given.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Gruaud Larose has a deep ruby/purple color, excellent concentration, and clean, pure black and red currant fruit, licorice and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and very soft and round. I’m surprised how... The 2005 Gruaud Larose has a deep ruby/purple color, excellent concentration, and clean, pure black and red currant fruit, licorice and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and very soft and round. I’m surprised how drinkable it is already, although it is certainly capable of lasting 15 or more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.