Gruaud Larose 金玫瑰 2015 (OWC 12)
Price: $615 / bottle
|Producer:||Château Gruaud Larose|
|Classification:||2eme Grand Cru Classe|
|Minimum order:||12 bottles|
By James Suckling in 2018 (JS95)
Concentrated and elegant with a great harmony of dry tannins and ripeness (but no hint of overripeness), this has a long finish with a lot of drive and enormous freshness. You could drink this now with red meat, but it’s got decades ahead of it
By Wine Enthusiast in 2018 (WE95)
The ripe fruit that is a hallmark of this vintage at this estate has been maintained along with solid tannins and richness. This has both tannins and concentration although the fruit is the thing, making a wine that will develop relatively quickly. Drink from 2023
By Decanter in 2017 (JA94)
Excellent depth and complexity of fruit on the attack, with just a touch of austerity as it travels through the palate. After a few minutes, the fleshy fruit aromatics break though. This is elegant and balanced, a classic, old-school St-Julien. 80% new oak.
By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in 2018 (RP93)
Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Gruaud Larose simply sparkles with bright, vibrant red cherries, ripe raspberries and fresh black currants notes with underlying suggestions of cinnamon stick, rose petals, fallen leaves and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied and possessing tightly wound red and black fruits layers intermingled with spicy accents, it has a firm, grainy frame and great vivacity, finishing long and perfumed. I’m probably being too conservative with my score here and expect this could blossom in 4-6 years into an even more impressive beauty!