Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21560 ratings
9.1386 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Ruby garnet. Red fruit and leather on the nose and palate with cola and cassis. Plush velvety tannins. Very nice right now.

Ruby garnet. Red fruit and leather on the nose and palate with cola and cassis. Plush velvety tannins. Very nice right now.

Oct 4th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.1

Dried flowers, tobacco great vintage more complex wow!

Dried flowers, tobacco great vintage more complex wow!

Sep 26th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.0

Wow, violets fresh floral notes dusty palate powerful yet tame tannins

Wow, violets fresh floral notes dusty palate powerful yet tame tannins

Sep 26th, 2017
Douglas Renall

Beautiful wine - balanced, concentrated and memorable

Beautiful wine - balanced, concentrated and memorable

Sep 24th, 2017
Sean Genn

Classic Bordeaux nose of pencil lead and green peppercorn. Drinking beautifully.

Classic Bordeaux nose of pencil lead and green peppercorn. Drinking beautifully.

Sep 4th, 2017
Laurent Sylvestre

Could have waited 20 more years I am sure but was still pleasant

Could have waited 20 more years I am sure but was still pleasant

3 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

8.6

Work: cellar inspection.
Mature. Thinning at the edges, palate texture and flavor wise...but still fragrant and delicious. Good buy around $75-100

Work: cellar inspection.
Mature. Thinning at the edges, palate texture and flavor wise...but still fragrant and delicious. Good buy around $75-100

3 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2014
Sarah Pous

Well rounded and complex with taste of cherry

Well rounded and complex with taste of cherry

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Craig Williams

Old style Bordeaux that was one of my early acquisitions in '77 ; bright acidity adding firmness to mouthfeel. Classic construction from the 70's.

Old style Bordeaux that was one of my early acquisitions in '77 ; bright acidity adding firmness to mouthfeel. Classic construction from the 70's.

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

Ideal maturity! Like Pontet-Canet and Leoville-Barton, Gruaud made a better 1994 than the more famous 1995 & 1996. This isn't just good for an off year- with prime rib it is great cassis loaded, medium bodied, vibrant claret.

Ideal maturity! Like Pontet-Canet and Leoville-Barton, Gruaud made a better 1994 than the more famous 1995 & 1996. This isn't just good for an off year- with prime rib it is great cassis loaded, medium bodied, vibrant claret.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2016