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2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)
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About Chateau Gruaud Larose


This "Super Second" began its life in 1725 under the direction of the Gruaud brothers. One a magistrate, and the other a priest, together they owned 116 hectares of gravelly soil in southern St. Julien.

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2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)

Producer: Chateau Gruaud Larose
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Julien

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90 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($70-$87) Good red-ruby. Redcurrant, leather and game on the expressive if slightly rustic nose. Sweet and concentrated but a bit youthfully aggressive, and not showing the refinement or definition of the 2006. Strong nutty oak component. Finishes with substantial tannins that are a bit richer and more fully buffered by the wine's middle-palate material than those of the 2006. It will be interesting to compare these two vintages in ten years or so.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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