2021 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien FUTURES 6 x 750ml

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This is a BHW Direct Import/Ex-Chateau item. This is a futures item that is expected to deliver in 2024. 

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Reviews

The 2021 Gruaud Larose is very impressive, exhibiting deep aromas of wild berries, cherries, and cassis mingled with hints of licorice, violets, and cigar wrapper. Medium to full-bodied, deep, and concentrated, it's impressively rich and layered, with lively acids and ripe tannins, it concludes with a pure and penetrating finish. Classically balanced and intensely flavored, it's an elegant, beautifully made wine that is well worth seeking out. Three beautiful parcels of recently planted Cabernet Sauvignon, situated on deep gravel ideally adapted to this variety but hitherto planted with Merlot, make a contribution to the blend this year; but that's only one of the factors that explain why Gruaud has produced a 2021 that looks set to rival or surpass even recent and more propitious vintages such as 2018. The blend is fully 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by 12% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, and it checks in at 12.5% alcohol. Congratulations are in order for technical director Virginie Sallette and the entire team at Gruaud Larose! Tasted twice. ~94-95+ WA

Black peppercorns, tobacco, ash, vanilla, cinnamon, and cedar spice. A gorgeous mouthfeel straight away, the tannins so plump, not heavy or opulent but filling and ripe. This has a charming gentle aspect - a smooth, sleek texture with concentration. Supple and agile, there is lots of energy here, filled with red fruit flavors that have a delicate, sweet licorice edge. Acidity does not overtake the fruit at all, just lifts the palate all the way through. Excellent work, immensely pleasurable, well framed with promise for long aging. More Cabernet in the blend than usual. Aging 14 months in French oak barrels, 15% new, the rest one-year-old. Drinking Window 2027 - 2048. ~95 Decanter