|Bordeaux||2001||Gruaud Larose||BT||4 \ 0||48||900.00||12||48||100||92.00||92.00||Gruaud Larose||0.75||10|
Ex Chateau, 2021 Release
|BT||10 \ 0||120||920.00||12||120||102.22221866667||92.00||92.00||Gruaud Larose||0.75||10|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
The 2001 Gruaud Larose has a much more vivacious bouquet than the millennial Gruaud, featuring vibrant black cherry and raspberry fruit, pressed iris, light peaty scents and a touch of tobacco that emerges with time. There is more delineation here compared to the 2000. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and touches of soy borrowed from the previous vintage, yet there is more depth and delineation toward the finish.
Surprisingly accessible as well as supple, this 2001 St-Julien reveals a deep plum/purple colour along with a rich bouquet of smoke, roasted vegetables, black cuurants, plums, licorce and Asian spices. Velvety-textured and medium-bodied, with loads of fruit and a plump expansive, plush texture, this is an atypically forward Gruaud Larose to drink now and over the next 12-14 years
Glowing crimson. Toasty oak. Quite attention-grabbing and slightly modern – tannins (of which there is a heavy charge) very well hidden. Good acidity.