Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4178 ratings
9.453 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

82 at its finest. Perhaps the best vintage of Larose.

82 at its finest. Perhaps the best vintage of Larose.

Jun 24th, 2022
Mike Saviage

From a good looking bottle with a great fill. Decanted for 3.5 hours. Deep tawny color, suggests a little age. Great old Bordeaux nose. Notes of black cherry, sliced plums, old cedar desk, Cuban cigar, some mocha and some leather saddle. Really nice in the mouth. Has a nice sweetness to it. Lasting finish. Still at peak and bottles like this are staying there for a while.

From a good looking bottle with a great fill. Decanted for 3.5 hours. Deep tawny color, suggests a little age. Great old Bordeaux nose. Notes of black cherry, sliced plums, old cedar desk, Cuban cigar, some mocha and some leather saddle. Really nice in the mouth. Has a nice sweetness to it. Lasting finish. Still at peak and bottles like this are staying there for a while.

Apr 17th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Scarlet tawny and opaque. Great, complex nose offering notes of black cherries, herbal tobacco leaf and freshly cut Cuban cigar, cedar wood and a hint of menthol. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Gave it 5 hours of air in a decanter and patience was rewarded with a great aged Bordeaux experience. Great stuff. Paired with a 92 Dominus it was interesting to find how much these wines resemble each other.

Scarlet tawny and opaque. Great, complex nose offering notes of black cherries, herbal tobacco leaf and freshly cut Cuban cigar, cedar wood and a hint of menthol. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Gave it 5 hours of air in a decanter and patience was rewarded with a great aged Bordeaux experience. Great stuff. Paired with a 92 Dominus it was interesting to find how much these wines resemble each other.

Oct 25th, 2020
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