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2014 Chateau Gruaud LaroseBlend from France

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  • 91-93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

91-93

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.

Product Detail

Item # 98743
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

91-93 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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