1994 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien
Light, jammy fruit nose. Attractive fruit on the palate, with good, round tannins - an elegant wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It has been a few years since I last tasted this vintage of Gruaud.... The nose is light but nicely defined with faded dark plum, undergrowth and cigar box scents. The palate is well balanced with a leafy green edge one might expect for the vintage....and yet you cannot help feeling that a bottle served on the dining table would be polished off without complaint. Approach it for what it is and you will not be disappointed. Drink now. Tasted February 2013. (Neil Martin's Wine Journal)
Some good berry and tobacco notes, but it's slightly dry and lean compared to others.
A medium-bodied but firm expression of Gruaud-Larose, a rare Bordeaux known for including all the region's varietals. Tight upon release, with savory herb, cherry, cassis and tobacco notes. Notes from Chris Kissack, TheWineDoctor.com: "A dark red-purple, glossy appearance. On the nose it has sweet, slightly confected blackcurrant and cherry fruit. The palate has bags of structure, with plenty of sweet, ripe, concentrated fruit. Massive tannins. Very backward. Needs seven to ten years." (7/2003)