2001 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (375ml)

SKU #1184913 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark What a perfumed, elegant, structured wine, with all the elements of fruit, wood, tannins just in the right place. It shows great tannins, powerful black and red berry fruits, denseness, and a classic, fresh aftertaste. Inner quote mark (12/2007)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This shows a rich and dense nose of blackberry, coffee and smoke. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, smoky finish. Very fresh and velvety. GL is really doing excellent things these days, even in less-than-easy vintages. Best after 2008. Inner quote mark (3/2004)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Ruby with a pale rim. Rich, ripe nose offers red cherry, plum, spice, mineral and violet aromas. Dense, chewy and fresh, with precise, intense red and black fruit flavors complicated by a hint of licorice. Features a persistent saline note on the rich, long, slightly chunky finish. A very successful Gruaud. Inner quote mark (4/2013)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Surprisingly accessible as well as supple, this 2001 St.-Julien reveals a deep plum/purple color along with a rich bouquet of smoke, roasted vegetables, black currants, plums, licorice, and Asian spices. Velvety-textured and medium-bodied, with loads of fruit, and a plump, expansive, plush texture, this is an atypically forward Gruaud Larose to drink now and over the next 12-14 years. Inner quote mark (6/2004)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Mid crimson. Just slightly animal on the nose. Supple well-mannered palate entry. Then dry. Less luscious than Lagrange, and less luscious than many vintages of Gruaud, but it may well last longer. 17/20 points. Drink 2012 - 2030. Inner quote mark (3/2011)

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