1990 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien

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Robert Parker 94 (June 2009 tasting): Meaty, smoky, sweet berry and black currant characteristics intertwined with roasted herb, charcoal, new saddle leather, and bloody steak juice-like notes are found in this lush, full-bodied, opulent wine. It is a fully mature 1990 that, given its depth and intensity, should continue to evolve for at least another 15 years.

Jancis Robinson 17/20 (October 05 tasting): Deep crimson, but with some evolution. Sweet but quite simple nose of ripe fruit. Relatively simple nose with hints of rhubarb. And rather one-dimensional palate too. Tough tannins. Touch of California about this wine. Quite attractive young wine with some spice.