Ruby-red. Rather wild aromas of cassis, game, roast coffee, dried flowers, dried herbs and dark chocolate. Sweet and fairly round if a bit youthfully tight, with good power and thrust to its fla vors of currant, herbs, leather and game. The tannins began sweet but showed a slight dryness with aeration.
Robert Parker 87
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Gruaud Larose has a soft and slightly muffled bouquet, perhaps just with a touch of brettanomyces that shaves away some of the delineation. After time, there are scents of clove and scorched earth. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, modest dark berry fruit laced with cold tea and white pepper, yet it pulls up rather short on the finish and leaves you wanting more. Tasted February 2017.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027
Dark with bricky rim. Sweet and dark-fruited on the nose. Peppery too. Rather mild on the palate but nice harmony and a gentle fresh finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025