Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21779 ratings
9.1420 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Joe Paradise

05 showed supple balck fruit complimented with leather, roasted herbs and pleasant earthiness. Tannins had mellowed to a soft, polished feel. Lovelely

05 showed supple balck fruit complimented with leather, roasted herbs and pleasant earthiness. Tannins had mellowed to a soft, polished feel. Lovelely

Jul 31st, 2018
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
Shawn R

Stellar wine. Drinking really well. Not your typical Bordeaux-

Stellar wine. Drinking really well. Not your typical Bordeaux-

Apr 11th, 2018
Shawn R

82 from a mag a very special wine.

82 from a mag a very special wine.

Apr 8th, 2018
Shawn R

Doing well!

Doing well!

Apr 7th, 2018
Shawn R

Second label that would be a crowd pleaser.

Second label that would be a crowd pleaser.

Apr 7th, 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
Tom 'Sqomi' Inners

Lots of fun. @Ian Macdonald opened a stunner and then proceeded to take all my money on the poker table. This wine carries all the richness my wallet once had.

Lots of fun. @Ian Macdonald opened a stunner and then proceeded to take all my money on the poker table. This wine carries all the richness my wallet once had.

Jan 16th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Beautiful wine - balanced, concentrated and memorable

Beautiful wine - balanced, concentrated and memorable

Sep 24th, 2017