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2009 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

SKU #1124598 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark I like the aromas of sliced mushroom, berries and wet earth, that follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a chewy finish. A fit, yet polished wine here. Try after 2020. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark As I wrote in my barrel tasting note, the 2009 appears to be the finest Gruaud Larose since their 1990. Some of my concerns about too much brett in previous vintages are long gone as the purity of the 2009 jumps out. Copious notes of sagebrush, cedar, cigar box, licorice, incense, blackberries and lead pencil shavings suggest a big Pauillac rather than a St.-Julien. Broad, rich and full-bodied with good balance and abundant, but sweet, well-integrated tannin, this big, masculine Gruaud Larose reveals remarkable finesse, richness, extract, density and a cascade of fruit that nearly hides the lofty tannins. This beauty should be at its best between 2020-2045. (RP) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Initially wood dominates, but this is a stage after bottling. Because then the ripe, smooth fruit comes in, pouring through with black fruits, very ripe and juicy. As this wine develops, this rich fruit will be its main character. (RV) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has good density, with fleshy blackberry and blueberry cobbler flavors laced with anise, sweet spice, and smoldering maduro tobacco notes. Long and well-structured, with fresh, embedded acidity. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Sludgy colour. Seems rather sweet and oaky on the nose, even after all this time. Very ‘pleasant’ but not ambitious. Just toddling along. Early maturing. 16.5/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (2/2019)

K&L Notes

95 Points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown: "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." (03/2019)


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