Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2015 - Station Plaza Wine
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Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2015
SKU: 09840

Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2015

  • we95
  • ws92
  • wa90-92

750ml
$139.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Gruaud Larose
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Ruby red, brilliant and clear. The nose is complex with hints of spices, red and black berries. Franc attack. The tannins are powerful and fleshy. Spicy finish with notes of cocoa.
Wine Enthusiast
  • 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.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

This has a serious graphite spine, along with beautiful beams of black currant, bitter plum and blackberry paste flavors. Dried anise, black tea and licorice snap notes lurk in the background. The finish is long and gilded with a violet accent. Best from 2021 through 2035.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
Wine Advocate
  • wa90-92

The 2015 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, picked from 21 September. It has a rather conservative bouquet, reticent at first, gradually unfolding with truffle-tinged black fruit, the oak nicely integrated but perhaps needing a little more energy. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry, fleshier than many of its Saint Julien counterparts, quite sumptuous in terms of mouthfeel with a suave texture. There is a sense of linearity here, a strictness that particularly comes through on the finish. The purity is commendable and the tannin, fine, but what it needs is that final flourish. It just misses that killer blow on the finish and saunters to its conclusion. I hope that it gains more in barrel.

Neal Martin, April 27, 2016