Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22195 ratings
9.2502 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1995 | Vanilla, forrest wood, true to type, well balanced but also tannins - very good effort

Vintage 1995 | Vanilla, forrest wood, true to type, well balanced but also tannins - very good effort

Apr 28th, 2024
Austin Hohnke

Like the Roger Miller song “I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving, Now I’ll Be A Long Time Gone”.
Cork held up and came out smooth. Garnet/ruby color. Nose is old and green. Sous bois, tomato vine, and marrow. Fine silky texture. Would’ve guessed Loire Cabernet Franc in a blind. Past peak, but still fascinating to pick apart the development.

Like the Roger Miller song “I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving, Now I’ll Be A Long Time Gone”.
Cork held up and came out smooth. Garnet/ruby color. Nose is old and green. Sous bois, tomato vine, and marrow. Fine silky texture. Would’ve guessed Loire Cabernet Franc in a blind. Past peak, but still fascinating to pick apart the development.

Apr 16th, 2024
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 79% Cabernet, 14% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with rich fruit aromas. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants, with notes of licorice, tobacco, some floral and spicy oak. Fine tannins, long finish, ending with fruit, oak and spice. Nice but needs more bottle age, should last another 10 years. Nice!

Blend of 79% Cabernet, 14% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with rich fruit aromas. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants, with notes of licorice, tobacco, some floral and spicy oak. Fine tannins, long finish, ending with fruit, oak and spice. Nice but needs more bottle age, should last another 10 years. Nice!

Feb 19th, 2024
Conrad Green

Meaty and dense in the nose. Tobacco and leather. A whiff of iodine and a savory and still there palate. Some fresh and pretty fruit still which is kinda epic. Fascinating

Meaty and dense in the nose. Tobacco and leather. A whiff of iodine and a savory and still there palate. Some fresh and pretty fruit still which is kinda epic. Fascinating

Dec 3rd, 2023
Jonathan Clark

Excellent structure, rich fruit, very lively for its age. Nicely integrated. Aromas of pencil lead, dark fruit and coffee grounds. Drank w AK when GrandEl was in town.

Excellent structure, rich fruit, very lively for its age. Nicely integrated. Aromas of pencil lead, dark fruit and coffee grounds. Drank w AK when GrandEl was in town.

Aug 6th, 2023
Justin Bothur

It’s all there for the St Julien … still has length too … just wish it was more expressive and complex.

It’s all there for the St Julien … still has length too … just wish it was more expressive and complex.

Feb 19th, 2023
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

UGCB 1/27/23 Mint, spice. Intense berry fruit

UGCB 1/27/23 Mint, spice. Intense berry fruit

Jan 31st, 2023
Shengli Hu

Medium minus concentration of garnet color. BRETT. Roasted green bell pepper, tart tomato leaves, hawthorn, iodine, dried tea leaves, oregano, bay leaf, blood/sanguine. Medium acidity, dissolved medium+ tannins, medium+ finish.

Medium minus concentration of garnet color. BRETT. Roasted green bell pepper, tart tomato leaves, hawthorn, iodine, dried tea leaves, oregano, bay leaf, blood/sanguine. Medium acidity, dissolved medium+ tannins, medium+ finish.

Dec 5th, 2022
Daron Watson

perfume of dark berries, currant , damson plum , razzles, kretek, pansies , violets and maybe roses

soft n velvety , juicy n tart
red n black fruit , plum, graphite n iron

finishing w some green dill, menthol, eucalyptus

2hrs in ROCKIN ~ 3 hrs in starts to close down

perfume of dark berries, currant , damson plum , razzles, kretek, pansies , violets and maybe roses

soft n velvety , juicy n tart
red n black fruit , plum, graphite n iron

finishing w some green dill, menthol, eucalyptus

2hrs in ROCKIN ~ 3 hrs in starts to close down

Aug 28th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

82 at its finest. Perhaps the best vintage of Larose.

82 at its finest. Perhaps the best vintage of Larose.

Jun 24th, 2022