2009 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WE 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2009 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
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... 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.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Dark ruby-red. Intense aromas of red cherry cassis aromatic herbs and cedar. Rich dense and suave with concentrated flavors of dark berries cedar and quinine complicated by smoky and peppery nuances. Finishes very long... Dark ruby-red. Intense aromas of red cherry cassis aromatic herbs and cedar. Rich dense and suave with concentrated flavors of dark berries cedar and quinine complicated by smoky and peppery nuances. Finishes very long and smooth with a highly tactile quality to the cedar and cassis flavors. This Gruaud stands out for its purity as it seems free of the earthy and gamey nuances that have been present in many past vintages. In fact this impressive wine strikes me as the best young Gruaud-Larose in recent memory.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Initially wood dominates but this is a stage after bottling. Because then the ripe smooth fruit comes in pouring through with black fruits very ripe and juicy. As this wine develops this rich fruit will be its main... Initially wood dominates but this is a stage after bottling. Because then the ripe smooth fruit comes in pouring through with black fruits very ripe and juicy. As this wine develops this rich fruit will be its main character. R.V.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This has good density with fleshy blackberry and blueberry cobbler flavors laced with anise sweet spice and smoldering maduro tobacco notes. Long and well-structured with fresh embedded acidity. Best from 2013 through... This has good density with fleshy blackberry and blueberry cobbler flavors laced with anise sweet spice and smoldering maduro tobacco notes. Long and well-structured with fresh embedded acidity. Best from 2013 through 2023. 14500 cases made.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 7% cabernet franc 3% petit verdot. Aromas of blackberry cola licorice and espresso mix up with notes of wild mushroom and loamy earth on the nose. Dense and massive on the palate the... 60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 7% cabernet franc 3% petit verdot. Aromas of blackberry cola licorice and espresso mix up with notes of wild mushroom and loamy earth on the nose. Dense and massive on the palate the tannins are firm and will need time to loosen up and let the dark fruit truly express itself. This wine shows lots of potential. Give it 8-10 years and enjoy it over the next 2-3 decades.