Château Gruaud Larose

Larose de Gruaud St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0195 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Tom 'Sqomi' Inners

Not Bordeaux’s greatest vintage, however the wine was well cellared and served as a fun dive into Medoc with a friend who is passionate about the region.
Soft stewed fruit, but the wine was more so driven by an immediate rush of sweet milk chocolate on the nose upon opening / decanting. Structured, but palate was largely earth-driven with fallen leaves, wet earth, and iron. A wine that is clearly on the back 9, having its prime drinking window behind it. Fun wine to sip in the afternoon and enjoy a day off.

Enjoyed with a soft, brainy lobe of tempered Langres fromage.

Not Bordeaux’s greatest vintage, however the wine was well cellared and served as a fun dive into Medoc with a friend who is passionate about the region.
Soft stewed fruit, but the wine was more so driven by an immediate rush of sweet milk chocolate on the nose upon opening / decanting. Structured, but palate was largely earth-driven with fallen leaves, wet earth, and iron. A wine that is clearly on the back 9, having its prime drinking window behind it. Fun wine to sip in the afternoon and enjoy a day off.

Enjoyed with a soft, brainy lobe of tempered Langres fromage.

Aug 28th, 2018
Shawn R

Soft, trim and supple. A fun Claret wine. Slightly bricked edge, deep crimson color. Muted palate that shows it’s in a closed session. Fruit may be overtaking by tannins. Not sure time helps. Drink soon.

Soft, trim and supple. A fun Claret wine. Slightly bricked edge, deep crimson color. Muted palate that shows it’s in a closed session. Fruit may be overtaking by tannins. Not sure time helps. Drink soon.

Jul 14th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Pyrazene, good structure.

Pyrazene, good structure.

Mar 10th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Soft but rich. Blood iron, graphite, delicate tannin. Yummy and will improve in cellar.

Soft but rich. Blood iron, graphite, delicate tannin. Yummy and will improve in cellar.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Andrew Paterson

Cherries, young, short then long taper, back flavor, walnuts, cream.

Cherries, young, short then long taper, back flavor, walnuts, cream.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.2

2008 vintage - very acceptable with lovely cigar box nose and well-balanced fruit & oak

2008 vintage - very acceptable with lovely cigar box nose and well-balanced fruit & oak

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Jim Takada

Pleasant surprise!

Pleasant surprise!

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2013
Gerry Nelson

Very good, textbook medoc

Very good, textbook medoc

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2013
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

9.7

Ok after the monbusquet this needed 20 minutes. And then bam! Fruit and earth and sex!

Ok after the monbusquet this needed 20 minutes. And then bam! Fruit and earth and sex!

Mar 25th, 2017
Evan Roberts

Great way to end the weekend. Tennis match victory and Raiders win. Smooth tannins earthy leather and bell pepper. Lovely finish great wine

Great way to end the weekend. Tennis match victory and Raiders win. Smooth tannins earthy leather and bell pepper. Lovely finish great wine

Nov 7th, 2016