Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2101 ratings
9.217 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
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.0

I wish I had decanted this. The final 200ml were killer. The previous 550 were closed, foresty to a fault, and borderline off. Ex-cellar and clearly asleep. Wish I had more now that I know how to serve it.

I wish I had decanted this. The final 200ml were killer. The previous 550 were closed, foresty to a fault, and borderline off. Ex-cellar and clearly asleep. Wish I had more now that I know how to serve it.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.5

Still youthful, but developing amazingly. Complex, integrated, firm tannins, but a silky texture. For me, this is drinking perfectly right now.

Still youthful, but developing amazingly. Complex, integrated, firm tannins, but a silky texture. For me, this is drinking perfectly right now.

May 11th, 2015
jake aziz

not bad! would drink again. riding the fine line between oxidized baking spice and fruit.

not bad! would drink again. riding the fine line between oxidized baking spice and fruit.

Jan 9th, 2015
Rick Baumgarten

Bright Ruby to the rim. Rich Bordeaux nose and taste that shows no sign of age. Met every expectation of a 1995 Grand Cru Bordeaux.

Bright Ruby to the rim. Rich Bordeaux nose and taste that shows no sign of age. Met every expectation of a 1995 Grand Cru Bordeaux.

Dec 1st, 2014
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.5

Red plum, cedar, and smoked meat. Awesome wine still has time.

Red plum, cedar, and smoked meat. Awesome wine still has time.

May 25th, 2014
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.5

Perfect. Savory and delicious.

Perfect. Savory and delicious.

Nov 28th, 2013
Charles Schneider

Don't forget about me! I'm a 2nd growth too! Aging so gracefully.

Don't forget about me! I'm a 2nd growth too! Aging so gracefully.

May 13th, 2013
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.7

Classic vintage tobacco spice very complex menthol and herbs. Still quite young with firm tannins with layers of spice and fresh earth still quite youthful. Finish 50+ most excellent

Classic vintage tobacco spice very complex menthol and herbs. Still quite young with firm tannins with layers of spice and fresh earth still quite youthful. Finish 50+ most excellent

Jan 16th, 2013
James Chu

Decanted for 30min. Just right. Pleasant dry tannin smell on the nose. First go tasted well - dry fruit but medium body. However window of this is rather short. In another 30min it lost taste and body turned light. Disappointed

7.8/10

Decanted for 30min. Just right. Pleasant dry tannin smell on the nose. First go tasted well - dry fruit but medium body. However window of this is rather short. In another 30min it lost taste and body turned light. Disappointed

7.8/10

Dec 12th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Saint Julien. 129,00
75% CS, 31% Merlot, 7,5% CF, 3% PV, 1,5% Malbec.
11.03.19

Vila. Cata Saint Julien. 129,00
75% CS, 31% Merlot, 7,5% CF, 3% PV, 1,5% Malbec.
11.03.19

Mar 11th, 2019