Liz Wheadon - 49% Merlot, 39% Cabernet, 11% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 40% of the fruit in this is farmed biodynamically. It’s very good this year, generous but with fruit purity and great finesse. Length, fruit concentration and a fine elegant finish.
Composed of 49% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the deep purple-black colored 2018 Sarget de Gruaud Larose gives up vibrant notions of crushed blueberries, warm plums and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of mocha, spice cake and hoisin plus a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied with a backbone of finely grained tannins and just enough freshness, the palate delivers bags of juicy fruit, finishing spicy.