Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Gruaud Larose, St-Julien 2CC
Decanter average score: 18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 AG 18 SS 18
Intense smoky cassis and plum nose. Dense and concentrated palate but still with elegance and finesse, and a nice element of exotic spice. This shows admirable concentration and persistence.
Price £62–£95 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier