Château Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

9.146 ratings on Delectable
$74.99

Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak, sweet tobacco and espresso. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I like the texture. Best after 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Ben Franco Delectable Pro

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

Wow, violets fresh floral notes dusty palate powerful yet tame tannins

Wow, violets fresh floral notes dusty palate powerful yet tame tannins

9.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Served with lunch during En Primeur week. Drinking beautifully.

Served with lunch during En Primeur week. Drinking beautifully.

9.1

Dan Thomas Delectable Pro

Very nice somewhat mature. Still has a ample fruit. Tannins have mellowed.

Very nice somewhat mature. Still has a ample fruit. Tannins have mellowed.

9.0

Daniel Bailey Delectable Pro

Sommelier Mastros Steakhouse

O3 poured from a three litre, still drinking real young with very bright red fruit, nice balance of acid and tannin, minimal oak. Like tart cherry Sweet Tarts with an earthy finish.

O3 poured from a three litre, still drinking real young with very bright red fruit, nice balance of acid and tannin, minimal oak. Like tart cherry Sweet Tarts with an earthy finish.

8.9

Gretchen Pen Delectable Pro

Little dirty and on the other side of the hill. Fruits still there though, little menthol, leather & dried potpourri of red flowers.

Little dirty and on the other side of the hill. Fruits still there though, little menthol, leather & dried potpourri of red flowers.

7.9

Bill Schallert

Nice wine. Fruit is fading. Drink up.

Nice wine. Fruit is fading. Drink up.

8.6

Martin Sher

Delicate perfumed nose - almost precious. Maybe too shy for me.

Delicate perfumed nose - almost precious. Maybe too shy for me.

9.1

Fredrik Bergström

Ceder mineral svartvinbär

Ceder mineral svartvinbär

8.5

Eric Egan

Every time I open a bottle of this (and I've kept my eye on it for a decade now) I think it's flawed. It just retains this dumb tannic hold for the first day after opening it. So I sucked the air out of it and kept it in the cabinet for 72 hours. Now it tastes great! Not a lot of primary fruit left but a seriously delicious musty blackcurrent compote. If the secondary berries that seem to be poking their buds through the soil now develop as I hope they will over the next two decades, this will be a very nicely integrated, balanced, and textured wine. It'll be fun to find out!

Every time I open a bottle of this (and I've kept my eye on it for a decade now) I think it's flawed. It just retains this dumb tannic hold for the first day after opening it. So I sucked the air out of it and kept it in the cabinet for 72 hours. Now it tastes great! Not a lot of primary fruit left but a seriously delicious musty blackcurrent compote. If the secondary berries that seem to be poking their buds through the soil now develop as I hope they will over the next two decades, this will be a very nicely integrated, balanced, and textured wine. It'll be fun to find out!

9.0

Karen Zheng

还是爱Bordeaux

还是爱Bordeaux

9.2