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2018 Chateau Gruaud Larose (750ml) »FUTURES«

Cabernet Sauvignon from Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2018 Chateau Gruaud Larose
97JD
95JS

Based on 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Gruaud Larose sports a dense purple hue as well as a stunning nose of pure crème de cassis, cedar pencil shavings, blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, and a liquid rock-like sense of minerality. This dense, almost broodingly backward, concentrated Saint-Julien has flawless balance, a remarkable sense of purity, masses of tannins, and one hell of a great finish. Seemingly almost from a more austere year (say 2000 or 2010), it's not going to hit maturity for at least a decade and should cruise in cold cellars for 20-30 years. It's a brilliant wine!

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)

Aromas of currants, blackberries, dried flowers, dark chocolate and tobacco leaves. Citrus zest, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Complex and layered with a juicy core of ripe fruit. Silky and delicious. Very creamy and fine-tannined. Better from 2025.

95 points, James Suckling (Jan 2021)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$79.88
This is a Futures item. 2018 futures will begin arriving in 2021. 30 bottles available.

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