Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21712 ratings
9.1410 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Alicia Cypress

Another beautiful bottle. Plenty of fruit wrapped by herbs. Stunning aroma and a silky deep palate that warms your insides.

Another beautiful bottle. Plenty of fruit wrapped by herbs. Stunning aroma and a silky deep palate that warms your insides.

Jun 21st, 2018
Phil Stice

Super expressive. All the classic Bordeaux notes apply. In a savory place - baked apple - integrated tannins. Singing. Still has ageing life remaining too.

Super expressive. All the classic Bordeaux notes apply. In a savory place - baked apple - integrated tannins. Singing. Still has ageing life remaining too.

Jun 14th, 2018
Brent Clayton

Opaque, cedar, cigar, spice box, wow!!!

Opaque, cedar, cigar, spice box, wow!!!

Apr 21st, 2018
James Forsyth

Scampi NYC is a popular new Southern Italian influenced restaurant in Manhattan's Flatiron district, led by a chef whose previous gigs included Ai Fiori (good food, corporate vibe) and The Spaniard (don't look beyond the burger). The extensive wine list was put together by @Kimberly Prokoshyn, former head somm at Rebelle and stalwart of many a La Festa del Barolo. The list's main strength is its reasonably priced back vintages from Bordeaux and Burgundy - of all possible strengths, that's about as good as it gets.

My father in law's birthday made for the ideal occasion to visit. The restaurant is loud but not quite excessively. Dishes are all designed to share and range from delicious light dishes, of which the fluke crudo was a highlight, to more hearty fare such the half chicken and rib eye steak. The pastas were innovative, rich and addictively good.

Our first wine was a 2003 Gruard Larose. It is rich and ripe, mocha, black fruits and leather. It sustains nicely while the tannins are pleasingly resolved. It's probably about as good as this wine will get. The power of this Bordeaux stood up well to the vivid flavors of the cuisine, and was a dream with the campanelle with fennel sausage.

The appetite was whetted for the next bottle...

Scampi NYC is a popular new Southern Italian influenced restaurant in Manhattan's Flatiron district, led by a chef whose previous gigs included Ai Fiori (good food, corporate vibe) and The Spaniard (don't look beyond the burger). The extensive wine list was put together by @Kimberly Prokoshyn, former head somm at Rebelle and stalwart of many a La Festa del Barolo. The list's main strength is its reasonably priced back vintages from Bordeaux and Burgundy - of all possible strengths, that's about as good as it gets.

My father in law's birthday made for the ideal occasion to visit. The restaurant is loud but not quite excessively. Dishes are all designed to share and range from delicious light dishes, of which the fluke crudo was a highlight, to more hearty fare such the half chicken and rib eye steak. The pastas were innovative, rich and addictively good.

Our first wine was a 2003 Gruard Larose. It is rich and ripe, mocha, black fruits and leather. It sustains nicely while the tannins are pleasingly resolved. It's probably about as good as this wine will get. The power of this Bordeaux stood up well to the vivid flavors of the cuisine, and was a dream with the campanelle with fennel sausage.

The appetite was whetted for the next bottle...

Mar 16th, 2018
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