2010 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WE 95
  • NM 95
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2010 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Ripe raspberries and blueberries with hints of fresh flowers. Deep nose of dark fruits. Full body, with silky tannins and a beautifully integrated tannin structure. It's long and very refined. Better than 2009. Try in 2018.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
For anybody looking for classic Bordeaux, this is the bottle to seek. “Classic” here means a wine with a tannic structure that also relies on a black currant flavor, with acidity providing freshness but not losing any... For anybody looking for classic Bordeaux, this is the bottle to seek. “Classic” here means a wine with a tannic structure that also relies on a black currant flavor, with acidity providing freshness but not losing any concentration or aging potential. Keep for many years.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. This is a great showing from Gruaud Larose. It has a lovely bouquet with vibrant blackberry, wild hedgerow and cedar aromas that display fine vigour and intensity. The... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. This is a great showing from Gruaud Larose. It has a lovely bouquet with vibrant blackberry, wild hedgerow and cedar aromas that display fine vigour and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and ripe tannins, plenty of ripe tarry black fruit with a dense, tobacco-infused finish that is very focused and persistent. Excellent.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Dark garnet/plum/purple, with loads of spice, earth, underbrush, red and black currants, licorice, and even a hint of Provencal garrigue, this full-bodied, tannic, masculine style of St.-Julien needs 5-6 years of... Dark garnet/plum/purple, with loads of spice, earth, underbrush, red and black currants, licorice, and even a hint of Provencal garrigue, this full-bodied, tannic, masculine style of St.-Julien needs 5-6 years of cellaring, but is full, beefy, rich and impressively endowed. There are plenty of firm tannins in the background of this blockbuster wine, which has been built for the long haul. This is one 2010 where patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. 93+ - Robert Parker
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This is distinctive, with an aromatic roasted alder wood streak leading the way, quickly followed by dense but sleek blackberry cobbler, currant paste and warm plum sauce notes. Well-polished through the finish, offering... This is distinctive, with an aromatic roasted alder wood streak leading the way, quickly followed by dense but sleek blackberry cobbler, currant paste and warm plum sauce notes. Well-polished through the finish, offering deeply embedded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright red-ruby. Blackcurrant, smoke, tobacco and leather on the nose, with hints of game and earth. Round, lush and seamless in the mouth; shows an animal aspect yet comes across as civilized owing to well-judged... Bright red-ruby. Blackcurrant, smoke, tobacco and leather on the nose, with hints of game and earth. Round, lush and seamless in the mouth; shows an animal aspect yet comes across as civilized owing to well-judged extraction. Enticing sweetness to the flavors of dark and red berries and wild herbs, lifted by a note of candied flowers. This has the concentration and body to support its serious but sweet tannins. I would not be surprised if this large-scaled wine shut down in bottle in the near future, but it should also be long-lived. 92+
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.