2014 Chateau Gruaud LaroseBlend from France
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- 91-93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91-93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Château Gruaud Larose is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot that was picked between September 24 and October 11 with the Petit Verdot. It was fermented in wooden and cement vats and is being aged in 40% new French oak. The bouquet unfolds nicely in the glass with blackberry, blueberry and cedar scents that are detailed and quite sensual. The new oak is a little more prominent than recent vintages but it is perfectly in sync with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and citrus-like on the entry, the tannin fine and lending this nascent Gruaud Larose fine precision and poise. This is a superb Saint Julien: fresh and with a satin-like texture. Everything is in place for a promising evolution.
91-93 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Taste||tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla|
|Nose||tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|