Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4159 ratings
9.446 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

A little cloudy and muted with a dry and brittle cork I don’t think it was stored perfectly .

A little cloudy and muted with a dry and brittle cork I don’t think it was stored perfectly .

Jun 24th, 2019
Shawn R

82 from a mag a very special wine.

82 from a mag a very special wine.

Apr 8th, 2018
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
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.6

Really in a good place. Lots of complexity, fine grained tannins, earth & saddle leather. Best vintage of GL that I've had.

Really in a good place. Lots of complexity, fine grained tannins, earth & saddle leather. Best vintage of GL that I've had.

Mar 17th, 2017
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Drinking exactly like it should. This wine absolutely transported me. Vibrant deep red in color with lovely notes of cedar coffee dried fruits and peanut membrane. Excellent throughout silky texture and long finish. This line should continue to drink well for at least another two decades

Drinking exactly like it should. This wine absolutely transported me. Vibrant deep red in color with lovely notes of cedar coffee dried fruits and peanut membrane. Excellent throughout silky texture and long finish. This line should continue to drink well for at least another two decades

Dec 17th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Always loved this '82, this isn't the best bottle though, has a slight caramelness to it, still a solid wine but didn't live up to expectations.

Always loved this '82, this isn't the best bottle though, has a slight caramelness to it, still a solid wine but didn't live up to expectations.

Nov 15th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Richly textured palate. Nose isn't there though. Long, textured, and powerful.

Richly textured palate. Nose isn't there though. Long, textured, and powerful.

Sep 16th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Decanted with 3 hrs of air. Tawny rims with still some ruby in the middle. Barely opaque. Nose of rhubarb, cedar box, dark berries, anise. Rich and round in the mouth. Tannins perfectly integrated. Long lasting finish. This is in a great drinking window but no need to rush to drink these.

Decanted with 3 hrs of air. Tawny rims with still some ruby in the middle. Barely opaque. Nose of rhubarb, cedar box, dark berries, anise. Rich and round in the mouth. Tannins perfectly integrated. Long lasting finish. This is in a great drinking window but no need to rush to drink these.

May 27th, 2016
Bill Bender

Compromised in some fashion but still an interesting study. Bretty but possibly a characteristic of the house.

Compromised in some fashion but still an interesting study. Bretty but possibly a characteristic of the house.

Feb 24th, 2016
Peter Mansell

Better than the infamous Black Isle bottle. Full, sweet ripe fruit - plenty of years on it

Better than the infamous Black Isle bottle. Full, sweet ripe fruit - plenty of years on it

Dec 27th, 2015