2010 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 96
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • JL 93

Reviews for 2010 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Offers a serious core of kirsch blackberry and plum sauce notes with lovely velvety tannins taking over the pure violet-tinged finish which has length and grace. Shows more elegance than most of its peers in this vintage... Offers a serious core of kirsch blackberry and plum sauce notes with lovely velvety tannins taking over the pure violet-tinged finish which has length and grace. Shows more elegance than most of its peers in this vintage. -J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot delivering 14 percent alcohol the Gruaud '10 has a very intense nose with blackberry cassis and a touch of oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with... A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot delivering 14 percent alcohol the Gruaud '10 has a very intense nose with blackberry cassis and a touch of oyster shell. The palate is medium-bodied with very svelte tannins on the entry a sumptuous Gruaud Larose that belies that structured underneath seamless towards the finish. This is a Gruaud Larose that is full of character and should age beautifully over 20 years. This may merit a higher score after bottling hence the plus sign.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This gets my nod as the finest Gruaud Larose since the 2000 and 1990. The opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits copious notes of Asian plum sauce spice box creme de cassis loamy soil and a beefy/meaty character. It is... 2010: This gets my nod as the finest Gruaud Larose since the 2000 and 1990. The opaque purple-colored 2010 exhibits copious notes of Asian plum sauce spice box creme de cassis loamy soil and a beefy/meaty character. It is full-bodied dense and powerful with stunning purity and no evidence of brett (a characteristic of the great Gruaud Larose wines made in the 1960s 1970s and 1980s). Given the 2010's tannin profile it will require 5-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades thereafter.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
It like the finish on this wine with a blueberry currant and citrus fruit character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with ultra-fine tannins and a bright acidity.
JL 93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
With yields of 40 hectoliters per hectare the property produced a wine blending 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with the remainder evenly split between Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.8% alcohol... With yields of 40 hectoliters per hectare the property produced a wine blending 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with the remainder evenly split between Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.8% alcohol in 2010 which is slightly higher than they achieved in 2009. Ruby colored with scents of cassis oak and gravel this full bodied brawny beefy traditional and tannic wine has some dryness in the finish.
JJB 95
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
66% cabernet sauvignon 28% merlot 6% petit verdot. Aged in 70% new oak barrels and the balance in one year-old barrels. A lovely perfumed and feminine nose of violets lavender and rhubarb. Darker and more brooding on the... 66% cabernet sauvignon 28% merlot 6% petit verdot. Aged in 70% new oak barrels and the balance in one year-old barrels. A lovely perfumed and feminine nose of violets lavender and rhubarb. Darker and more brooding on the palate the dark purple fruit really comes forward supported by big structured tannins. Excellent length without being too drying. Another top performance from Saint Julien that may be more approachable in youth than others from the appellation. Drink 2015-2030.