Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3151 ratings
9.335 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
Mike Saviage

Great looking bottle with an into the neck fill. Opaque. At age 34 it’s still full garnet to the rim. Dark fruit nose. Notes of blackberries, fresh cut Cuban cigar, gravel stone, hickory, walnuts and a hint of menthol. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Still chewy. Tannins softened but still lingering. Gave it 4 hours in a decanter before approaching it. It probably needed more. Good stuff. Will certainly outlast me.

Great looking bottle with an into the neck fill. Opaque. At age 34 it’s still full garnet to the rim. Dark fruit nose. Notes of blackberries, fresh cut Cuban cigar, gravel stone, hickory, walnuts and a hint of menthol. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Still chewy. Tannins softened but still lingering. Gave it 4 hours in a decanter before approaching it. It probably needed more. Good stuff. Will certainly outlast me.

Aug 20th, 2020
David L

Wine Nerd Herd virtual tasting. 86’Château Gruaud Larose.
12.5 ALC. Ruby in color with light amber edges. Decanted it for 90 minutes. Nose- 😳Ripe cherry, sweet spices, herb, tobacco. Dense, full- bodied. Plum, blackberries. With a long velvety tannins.Tasting great today. Without a doubt a 60 year wine.

Wine Nerd Herd virtual tasting. 86’Château Gruaud Larose.
12.5 ALC. Ruby in color with light amber edges. Decanted it for 90 minutes. Nose- 😳Ripe cherry, sweet spices, herb, tobacco. Dense, full- bodied. Plum, blackberries. With a long velvety tannins.Tasting great today. Without a doubt a 60 year wine.

Jun 14th, 2020
Sean Genn

Classic Bordeaux nose of pencil lead and green peppercorn. Drinking beautifully.

Classic Bordeaux nose of pencil lead and green peppercorn. Drinking beautifully.

Sep 4th, 2017
Brent Clayton

Opaque, cedar, cigar, spice box, wow!!!

Opaque, cedar, cigar, spice box, wow!!!

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Still tons of upside potential here.

Still tons of upside potential here.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.7

Good but 83 is better.

Good but 83 is better.

Oct 25th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

Great Bordeaux hitting a nice peak at 30, with time in hand! All the tannins are resolved, but the dark cassis fruit is still sweet and fresh. Long finishing stuff, highlighted with a touch of black tea. With steak and potatoes- a brand new pairing.

Great Bordeaux hitting a nice peak at 30, with time in hand! All the tannins are resolved, but the dark cassis fruit is still sweet and fresh. Long finishing stuff, highlighted with a touch of black tea. With steak and potatoes- a brand new pairing.

Sep 17th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Gorgeous. Has really come together over the years.

Gorgeous. Has really come together over the years.

Sep 16th, 2016
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.4

Really delicious. Opened up wonderfully.

Really delicious. Opened up wonderfully.

Apr 15th, 2016
George Tita

Lovely place right now. Nice level of 2nd level maturity with still good amount of fruit. Drink up!

Lovely place right now. Nice level of 2nd level maturity with still good amount of fruit. Drink up!

Nov 1st, 2015