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2018 Chateau Gruaud Larose French - Bordeaux

Gruaud Larose 2018

Winery: Chateau Gruaud Larose

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: St. Julien

State or country: France

Price: $81

Cases produced: 12,133

KWG Score: 95.9 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95.5)

Review date: March 8, 2022

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux wine opens with a black cherry, wet stone, vanilla, and cola bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is round, well-balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is black currant and stewed black plum blend with notes of graphite and milk chocolate. We also detected hints of earthiness and loam towards the end. The finish is dry and its initial big boy bold tannins build-up and last for a very very long time. With a lot of aeration, this wine’s tannins settle down a little bit, but are still present. The Tasting Panel would store or decant this wine for a very long time. When ready, serve it with a cigar and a cowboy ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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