The intense deep black hued Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2012 is powerful with a commanding, strong range of fruit aromas. This Saint-Julien has a pleasant attack followed by a round, flavourful palate, very supple, with some subtle notes and soft tannins. Truly beautiful altogether, with promising maturation, the authenticity of the wine will even enchant the most demanding palates.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A nice, earthy, black fruited, spicy and meaty 2012 Gruaud Larose, with medium body, excellent depth, chunky roasted herb and aged beef notes, this wine finishes authoritatively and the tannins are reasonably ripe. Give it another 3-5 years cellaring and drink it over the following 15 or so years.