2000 Gruaud Larose 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 95   WA 94   IWC 93   JR 17.5-   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Absolutely wonderful aromas of flowers, currants and citrus. Full-bodied, yet very, very refined, with a center core of fruit that tastes like crushed raspberries and goes on and on. Greatest wine from this estate since 1945. 18,750 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

This saturated bluish-black/purple-colored wine seems at first closed and broodingly backward. In the mouth, it is dense, textured, full-bodied, pure, yet, at the same time, closed. This wine is large-sized, with high tannin but equally high extract and richness. The wine will require patience, and seems to me to be the best effort Gruaud Larose has put forth since their sumptuous 1990.

Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($100-$115) Bright ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of roasted black raspberry, leather and grilled nuts. Lush, sweet and thick, with an almost unctuous texture and terrific volume. A wine of compelling sweetness and chewiness, not to mention sheer mouthfilling size. Finishes with huge, broad, sweet tannins and lingering notes of blackcurrant, coffee and leather. Classic, thoroughly ripe Gruaud-Larose.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5-

Very dark, thick crimson. Lead pencils and great intensity on the nose with real interest. Hooray! Maybe the merest hint of brett stops the fruit from being super fresh. Shame because it promised much initially. Rather awkward tannins on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 100
Author: NOSE
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 09/12/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2034

Rating: 95
Author: Owens Jack
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/17/2013

Rating: 94
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/25/2014

Rating: 92
Author: McCollisterEstate
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/25/2015
Drink Dates: 2015-2020
Site Blog: McCollister Estate Vineyard Fantastic

Rating: 90
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/12/2014
Drink Dates: 2015-2030
although it opens really nice after 2 hrs it stills somehow mut and needing of more time in bottle. Try it in 2015...but is has the structure and fruit to rise into a classic Larose!

Average rating: 93, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

8028 bottles owned by 1289 collectors.

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About This Producer

The phrase "The King of Wines..." adorns its label, but this isn't Bordeaux Budweiser. In fact, St. Julien's Second-Growth-classified Chateau Gruaud Larose was known as "the wine of kings" back in the late 1700s and continues this legacy today. The most notable recent example is President Chirac serving 1990 Gruaud Larose to President Clinton at Parisian bistro L'Ami Louis in June, 1999.

The chateau occupies 84 hectares on a gravel-rich plateau in St. Julien neighboring Chateau Beychevelle. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wines are often complex, opulent and flamboyant and always age worthy. The finest examples of Gruaud Larose in recent memory are 2010, 2000 and 1990.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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