Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21815 ratings
9.2429 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

My favorite BDX of the night in a runaway. Inviting warm sweet red fruit, some oak treatment, full mouthfeel and ample lush length. In an excellent drinking window. Good to see the 03s settling down a bit. Thank you @romo

My favorite BDX of the night in a runaway. Inviting warm sweet red fruit, some oak treatment, full mouthfeel and ample lush length. In an excellent drinking window. Good to see the 03s settling down a bit. Thank you @romo

Feb 18th, 2019
Conrad Green

A lovely ruby claret color. A fresh, subtle, soft smudgy nose of roses, raspberry and settled and softening forest floor. Delicate and velvety and encompassing with real class. Amazing this as old as it is. From mag.

A lovely ruby claret color. A fresh, subtle, soft smudgy nose of roses, raspberry and settled and softening forest floor. Delicate and velvety and encompassing with real class. Amazing this as old as it is. From mag.

Feb 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

From mag. This is quite unbelievable given this is 100 years old. A garnet core with some bricking, but looks like a wine from the 60’s or 70’s. Very pure and translucent. Pretty blue fruit with lovely balance and still delicate fruit. Just wow.

From mag. This is quite unbelievable given this is 100 years old. A garnet core with some bricking, but looks like a wine from the 60’s or 70’s. Very pure and translucent. Pretty blue fruit with lovely balance and still delicate fruit. Just wow.

Feb 13th, 2019
Ken Z
9.2

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Jan 25th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Very surprising for 2003, not at all over the top or too ripe. The fruit is just starting to mature yet the tannins have integrated beautifully. Mid palate has mouthwatering acidity that leads into a very complex and satisfying finish.

Very surprising for 2003, not at all over the top or too ripe. The fruit is just starting to mature yet the tannins have integrated beautifully. Mid palate has mouthwatering acidity that leads into a very complex and satisfying finish.

Dec 27th, 2018
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