2016 Gruaud Larose 2nd Cru St Julien [inc Storage to April 2021]

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Price: £310.00 (£387.59 Inc Duty & VAT)
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  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : En Primeur
  • Size : 6/75CL
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Good deep colour, gorgeous open nose, perfumed great purity and richness, lots of fine ‘matiere’, plump sexy and above all fresh this is less extracted than in recent years, very attractive.

Rating : 93-95/100


James Suckling
James Suckling
The Wine Spectator

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Full-bodied, layered and juicy young wine. Very tannic yet ripe and intense. Powerful finish. This will be excellent. Better than the 2015.

Rating : 95-96/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Initially there's a whiff of sweet oak, and then underneath there is the vineyard and real savour. Ripe but not forced. Good stuff with a 'mineral' whiff. Not a blockbuster but very well balanced with lovely length.

Rating : 17.5/20


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2017

The 2016 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc this year, picked between 29 September until 15 October (with the Petit Verdot) and matured in 80% new oak, the remainder one or two years old. The alcohol is a modest 13.02%. It has a generous bouquet with scents of blackberry, briary, a touch of sandalwood and tobacco, gaining more precision as it aerates in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, certainly one of the most finessed Gruaud Larose in recent years, with perfectly judged acidity. I love the focus here, a little understated at first but you cannot deny the intensity and precision on the finish. Moreover, this seems to be a slightly more detailed Gruaud, nuanced and long in the mouth. Excellent—and I suspect it might be a little more approachable than some of its peers.

Rating : 93-95/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

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4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

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