Château Gruaud Larose

Larose de Gruaud St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.220 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Nice to revisit this from earlier in the year. Out of the flight, I found this to be the most aged. Integrated. Dusty and underripe black cherries on the nose with herbs. Cherry pipe tobacco, bayleaf and leather on the palate with a fading structure. Drink up. I guessed early ‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Nice to revisit this from earlier in the year. Out of the flight, I found this to be the most aged. Integrated. Dusty and underripe black cherries on the nose with herbs. Cherry pipe tobacco, bayleaf and leather on the palate with a fading structure. Drink up. I guessed early ‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

Sep 14th, 2019
Philippe Dupuis

First nose on pencil lead, cherry pops after a swirl, then cherry cigar or cherry wood. In good shape and offering some lenght.

First nose on pencil lead, cherry pops after a swirl, then cherry cigar or cherry wood. In good shape and offering some lenght.

Feb 27th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

A mini ‘86 showdown with this against a Talbot. I found both to be extremely similar with a slight edge to the Talbot. This was lighter on the palate with red fruit dominated primary notes and a mix of cherry pipe tobacco, leather, cedar and herbal spice. Drinking nice.

A mini ‘86 showdown with this against a Talbot. I found both to be extremely similar with a slight edge to the Talbot. This was lighter on the palate with red fruit dominated primary notes and a mix of cherry pipe tobacco, leather, cedar and herbal spice. Drinking nice.

Jan 26th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Still needs integration. Good but 83 is better.

Still needs integration. Good but 83 is better.

Oct 25th, 2016
B
10

1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose. Did not decant. Savory notes in the wine- tobacco, soy sauce, gravel. Nose was not very strong. No vegetal notes. High acidity that strengthens on the finish, which is a bit inelegant.

1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose. Did not decant. Savory notes in the wine- tobacco, soy sauce, gravel. Nose was not very strong. No vegetal notes. High acidity that strengthens on the finish, which is a bit inelegant.

Apr 24th, 2020
Josh Kantor

Delicious 86 vintage. Great tannins, dried fruit.

Delicious 86 vintage. Great tannins, dried fruit.

Jan 1st, 2020
Justin Hurst

From 6L. Baller. Glad someone shared it with me.

From 6L. Baller. Glad someone shared it with me.

Sep 21st, 2016
Naboth van den Broek

1986

Jul 3rd, 2016
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

DLynn had this 2 years ago

DLynn had this 2 years ago

Nov 30th, 2018
David Goldmuntz

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

Mar 31st, 2017