Saint-Julien, Châtaeu Gruaud Larose 2015 2. Cru

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Saint-Julien, Château Gruaud Larose 2015 2. Cru 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. Drink: 2025 – 2055.

Score: 90/92 Neal Martin

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.

Score: 95 James Suckling

Saint-Julien, Châtaeu Gruaud Larose 2015 2. Cru

Saint-Julien, Châtaeu Gruaud Larose 2015 2. Cru 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. Drink: 2025 – 2055.

Score: 90/92 Neal Martin

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.

Score: 95 James Suckling

Gone are the bad old days of farmyardy aromas and flavours, to be replaced by something
that is classic, yet modern at the same time. Polished and well defined, this carries its 100%
new oak with ease, such is the structure and depth of the wine. Drink: 2022-32

Score: 95 Tim Atkin

Rather heady, superior nose. Layers here. Very juicy and appealing. Good lifted, non-exaggerated stuff. Still very youthful.
Drink 2026-2042

Score: 17,5 Jancis Robinson