Great wines; the 2010 was the standout for me. I have a few bottles of the 2002, which is still pretty tannic. I asked about it and, reading between the lines, the chap from Gruaud Larose intimated that it wasn’t a great vintage. I think Parker considers it comparable to 2001 in quality, yet the 2001 which we kicked off with was pretty good (technical term you understand). The wines I tasted tonight were way better than my perfectly stored GL 2002. I am scratching my head….
Interestingly Parker rates both the 2001 and the 2002 as 88, The former as “ready to drink” and the latter (of which I have 4 of 6 bottles left) as “Still tannic, youthful, or slow to mature”. I think he is right.
Anyway, a very pleasant end to a what was a busy day!