1997 Chateau Gruaud Larose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1x6L

JR16RP90VM87

¥6,200 / Bottle

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 90

Tasted blind at The Arches in London. This was always one of the best Saint Julien ’97s, as proven by being served blind here. It quite tight on the nose, a little bretty as Gruaud can sometimes be, but with surprising opulence and glycerine for a modest vintage such as this (more so than the bottle poured at the chateaux.) The palate is medium-bodied, the new oak now subsumed into the fabric of the wine. Blackberries, a hint of sloe and liquorices, very harmonious and focused on the slightly attenuated finish. Nevertheless, this remains a commendable wine for the vintage. Drink now-2017. Tasted February 2009. [Neal Martin, 01/02/2009]

Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017

JancisRobinson.com – 16

Lowkey, mellow nose that you have to slightly struggle to discern. But lovely balance on the palate. Great drinking now, even if there is no shortage of stodgy tannins on the finish. 40.35 Caves de Pyrene – I’d go for Sarget. [27/10/2006]

Anticipated maturity: 2003-2008

Vinous – 87

Red-ruby. High-toned aromas of plum and animal fur. Sappy and vinous, though not especially deep. Attractively silky texture, thanks to rather soft tannins. Notes of chocolate and leather in the middle palate and on the finish. [Stephen Tanzer, 05/01/2000]

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