2004, Gruaud Larose

Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 87

Drinking Dates: 2007-2017

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 29-Jun-2007

Dark garnet/plum/purple, with loads of spice, earth, underbrush, red and black currants, licorice, and even a hint of Provencal garrigue, this full-bodied, tannic, masculine style of St.-Julien needs 5-6 years of cellaring, but is full, beefy, rich and impressively endowed. There are plenty of firm tannins in the background of this blockbuster wine, which has been built for the long haul. This is one 2010 where patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.