Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003

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The pasting that this heatwave received, 10 years on, from our panel was not wholly unexpected. 'Okay', 'sound' and 'drinkable' were descriptors reserved for only the best wines. See the top rated Medoc crus classes and St Emilion premiers grands crus classes 2003s here...
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Medoc Crus Classes 2003, St Emilion grands crus classes 2003,Chateau Gruaud Larose 2003
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Château Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien 2CC
Decanter average score:
16pts/20 (86/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 16.5 Ronan Sayburn MS 16.5 Steven Spurrier 15
Rich if baked nose with leathery tones, red fruits, liquorice and spices. Solid, with firm juicy cherry fruit, robust tannins, spice, vigour and good length.
Alc 13%
Drink 2013–2016
Price £41–£50 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants