Sunday, February 12, 2006

Chateau Gruaud Larose 2002 wine review by (PB)

This was the other wine referred to in the previous entry compliments of (NW). This 4 year old St. Julien Grand Cru Classe is youthful in all ways with a garnet sparkle to the rim. There is solid plum and dark fruit though buried in its youthfulness. This wine so “tight” you could bounce a quarter off the surface of it...

In the mouth the tannins are so chewey it made you open and close your mouth working up some saliva to swallow it down. Again, be sure to read (NW’s) review of this wine. I had a difficult time judging it as it was so closed, I just couldn’t get to the core of what is there. I liked what was there, but this wine needs to be tasted in another decade and then another after that. (NW) paid $18 for a half bottle of this and it was sold out when he went back for a couple more. We raised a glass or three and then they were off to beat the blizzard which hit with a fury.

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