Ch. Gruaud Larose St Julien 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 16-Sep-2013
2eme, 82 ha, 57% CS, 32% Me, 7% CF, 4% PV. Full, dark, deep, saturated purple-black colour. The bouquet is full, broad and open, yet densely packed with opulent and rich blackcurrant fruit aromas, cassis and stalk, with meaty, brettanomyces and charry, toasty oak adding considerable complexity. Full, broad and open-structured, fulsome and fleshy, savoury blackcurrant and olive flavours are entwined with game and meaty brettanomyces, toasty oak and reductive elements. The extract and structure provides a robust mouthfeel, and a solid and dense textured core. Restrained acidity enhances the roundness and breadth. This is an archetypical Gruaud Larose with its open robustness and fleshiness. When will the brettanomyces become too dominant? This could live another 12-15 years. 18.0+/20 Sep 2013 RRP $217.00

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