Gruaud Larose 2009

Product Details

Vintage
2009
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Julien

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 2 cs £671.00 £769.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
95

The 2009 Gruaud Larose has a fresh, backward, tightly coiled bouquet with ample blackberry and bilberry fruit, fine tension and focus, a nose that is intending to last the distance (and why not?) The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and vibrant, laced-like tannin with a wonderfully detailed and persistent finish. This is some quality winemaking here and it is a wonderful 2009 Saint-Julien. - vinous.com, March 2019

95 - The 2009 Gruaud Larose is blended of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot. Medium to deep garnet colored, it charges forth with warm black raspberries, crème de cassis and redcurrant jelly notes with touches of potpourri, cigar box, new leather, hoisin and molten chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with black fruits and savory layers with a firm, grainy texture and seamless freshness lifting the long earth-laced finish.Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

Neal Martin
93-95

Tasted at the chateau and the UGC. The crop was picked between 23rd September and 29th September for the Merlot and 2nd October to 17th October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, this Gruaud has a tightly wound nose of black cherries, a touch of black plum and black truffle, good definition and with time some more exotic aromas: hints of honey and a little espresso. The palate is medium-bodied, very linear on the entry but displaying very good definition, with notes of blackberry, a touch of raspberry, espresso, a little white pepper and a meaty character. It expands very well towards the finish, maintaining excellent definition and clarity, very good poise, a biscuit element inflecting the pure black fruits, an insistent but gentle grip and great persistency. Somehow the 1982 is coming to mind, and that is a great thing. Tasted March 2010.

Michael Schuster
16

[68CS/32M] Deepish purple - not that saturated. Fine, moderately intense nose, quite minerally; medium full, moderately concentrated wine with fine tannin and fresh acidty, all the hallmarks of 2009 that is, except density; fresh, vital, juicy and fine rather than particularly rich, with a nice length in the mouth, quite aromatic, a touch of herbaceousness, and good light length. Good wine, yes, but underperforming for a 2nd Growth, especially in this vintage. All that said, it will probably be very fair value! 2020-35