Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.287 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1989 - true to type #saintjulien that combines refinement and power. Cedar. Laurel. Minerals. Still an impression of red fruit after 29 years. Alive and kicking. Rich wine with an truffle impression. Partnered with lamb and vegetables Grandmere.

Vintage 1989 - true to type #saintjulien that combines refinement and power. Cedar. Laurel. Minerals. Still an impression of red fruit after 29 years. Alive and kicking. Rich wine with an truffle impression. Partnered with lamb and vegetables Grandmere.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.0

Good@not great

Good@not great

Dec 19th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Elegant styling. Dark fruit and earth notes. Core of sweet fruit. Delicious!

Elegant styling. Dark fruit and earth notes. Core of sweet fruit. Delicious!

Sep 16th, 2016
Ted Rutledge

Best 89 gruaud Larose I've tasted. Needs at least 2 hours in decanter to really start showing. Very much a cellar worthy wine.

Best 89 gruaud Larose I've tasted. Needs at least 2 hours in decanter to really start showing. Very much a cellar worthy wine.

Jan 28th, 2016
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

Classic Gruaud. A bit Bretty but in a good way. What you'd expect from this Chateau in am excellent vintage.

Classic Gruaud. A bit Bretty but in a good way. What you'd expect from this Chateau in am excellent vintage.

Oct 18th, 2015
Ted Rutledge

Needs more time to come together.

Needs more time to come together.

Jul 13th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Direct from the Chateau about 2yrs ago. Quite youthful.

Direct from the Chateau about 2yrs ago. Quite youthful.

Apr 19th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.3

Amazement ran through my mind as I sniffed away this!?! Dark velvety colours and a sort of acidic plum action. We drank this softly for the first 20 minutes and it turned out simply beautiful. We tried holding a few glasses till the end and regretted doing that as it drank better initially.

Amazement ran through my mind as I sniffed away this!?! Dark velvety colours and a sort of acidic plum action. We drank this softly for the first 20 minutes and it turned out simply beautiful. We tried holding a few glasses till the end and regretted doing that as it drank better initially.

Mar 20th, 2015
David Traynor

Assistant Winemaker Vin du Lac Winery

9.2

Very light brett, mid is soft and round. Plum and spicebox. Little matchstick, and light mothball? on nose. Finish gets bright and lively with cherry notes

Very light brett, mid is soft and round. Plum and spicebox. Little matchstick, and light mothball? on nose. Finish gets bright and lively with cherry notes

Mar 19th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Recently direct from. the winery. Fantastic with lots of life left.

Recently direct from. the winery. Fantastic with lots of life left.

Oct 12th, 2014