Gruaud Larose 2008

Product Details

Vintage
2008
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Julien

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £650.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
90

While the 2008 is not a blockbuster, it is a strong effort for the vintage. This dark plum/purple-hued wine reveals some background oak, licorice, earth, plum, black currant and cherry notes intertwined with a foresty/mossy component. Deep, polished and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, it builds incrementally on the palate. This impressive 2008 will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and should drink well for two decades.


Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #194, May 2011)

Neal Martin
90

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Gruaud Larose 2008 has an austere, earthy, almost Saint Estephe like bouquet (consistent with previous bottles) with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp tannins and a little pinched at present. Fresh, almost tart in the mouth, although compared to its peers I feel that it cuts away abruptly on the finish. Still, this is pleasingly elegant and refined although it does not have the substance of the ensuing two vintages. Tasted January 2012.

– eRobertParker.com, Mar 2012