Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

8.727 ratings
8.57 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
John Riddick

‘75 Vintage. Fresh cigar tobacco, dried fruit and mushrooms on the nose. Tannins on the forefront, displaying great intensity. More earth on the palate. Great structure.

‘75 Vintage. Fresh cigar tobacco, dried fruit and mushrooms on the nose. Tannins on the forefront, displaying great intensity. More earth on the palate. Great structure.

Jan 31st, 2020
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
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
Scot Hasselman

What is the cliché? No good old wines but good old bottles. This was a very good bootle.

What is the cliché? No good old wines but good old bottles. This was a very good bootle.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
GodoftheGrapes

Holding together but past its prime for sure. Savoury as all hell.

Holding together but past its prime for sure. Savoury as all hell.

Jun 12th, 2016
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

8.8

After 30-40 min in the decanter this bird began to sing. Enjoyed by several tasting it.

After 30-40 min in the decanter this bird began to sing. Enjoyed by several tasting it.

Dec 26th, 2014
David Schneider

Definitely seen it’s better days but still enjoyable to drink. Fill was upper shoulder. Gritty and earthiness typical of an older Bordeaux. Needed 15 minutes to come together. Fun to drink

Definitely seen it’s better days but still enjoyable to drink. Fill was upper shoulder. Gritty and earthiness typical of an older Bordeaux. Needed 15 minutes to come together. Fun to drink

Oct 14th, 2018
Christiern Dart

Double magnum! Beautiful.

Double magnum! Beautiful.

Dec 25th, 2017
William S

Surprising amount of tannin left after all these years. Great color - expected there to be some brown around the edges but none present. Almost looked like it was only 10 years old. Not much fruit left but nice old wine.

Surprising amount of tannin left after all these years. Great color - expected there to be some brown around the edges but none present. Almost looked like it was only 10 years old. Not much fruit left but nice old wine.

Oct 15th, 2017
Selim Batibay

Needed some time to open up, but once it did, this old boy still had some life in it.

Needed some time to open up, but once it did, this old boy still had some life in it.

Jul 13th, 2017