The 2016 Sarget de Gruaud Larose is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot with smaller parts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, bottled in May 2018. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers up expressive red currants and blackberry compote notes with hints of cassis, unsmoked cigars, dried herbs and rose hip tea. Medium-bodied, soft, very fresh and with exhilarating vibrancy, it has loads of mineral sparks on the finish.
James Suckling - 90 Points
Region: St Julien, Bordeaux, France
Varietal composition: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc