Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2160 ratings
9.236 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Holly Anderson

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Dec 29th, 2015
Ryan Davis

Dumb phase

Dumb phase

Oct 8th, 2015
Yianni Stoner

Funky dark tannin.

Funky dark tannin.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

A superb wine, I love how GL always is so distinctive. If is of course Bordeaux, but always has particular secondary characteristics that set itself apart from most of its bretheren. This was all savory spice and herbs, with perfume like fruit, and plenty of energy from this great vintage. One of the most interesting at #burdigalanyc

A superb wine, I love how GL always is so distinctive. If is of course Bordeaux, but always has particular secondary characteristics that set itself apart from most of its bretheren. This was all savory spice and herbs, with perfume like fruit, and plenty of energy from this great vintage. One of the most interesting at #burdigalanyc

Mar 18th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

This bottle was a generous contribution from @Sean Fernandez in our old and rare department and was a real contender for wine of the night. It is composed of about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Verdot. The Gruaud was the earthiest, most savory bottle of the whole tasting, and had a little bit of bret that in no way detracted from my appreciation of the wine. It had dark fruit and leather flavors and one of the best supple, medium bodied textures of the whole evening. It was seamless and beautiful wine that drank great now with balance for the ages.

This bottle was a generous contribution from @Sean Fernandez in our old and rare department and was a real contender for wine of the night. It is composed of about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petite Verdot. The Gruaud was the earthiest, most savory bottle of the whole tasting, and had a little bit of bret that in no way detracted from my appreciation of the wine. It had dark fruit and leather flavors and one of the best supple, medium bodied textures of the whole evening. It was seamless and beautiful wine that drank great now with balance for the ages.

Feb 26th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

Steak & claret Friday with my dad in town! This bottle was so rich, exotic & enigmatic that Cinnamon & I were both convinced that it had to be from a different era in Bordeaux- we both guessed 1990! Fabulous dark Cabernet fruit and earthy intrigue... Long and complete!

Steak & claret Friday with my dad in town! This bottle was so rich, exotic & enigmatic that Cinnamon & I were both convinced that it had to be from a different era in Bordeaux- we both guessed 1990! Fabulous dark Cabernet fruit and earthy intrigue... Long and complete!

Feb 21st, 2015
Lars Ryssdal

General Manager Ackerman Family Vineyards

9.2

Touch of Brett. Badly stained label. Great shape. Block edge tannins.

Touch of Brett. Badly stained label. Great shape. Block edge tannins.

Dec 21st, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

7.9

Good but not great

Good but not great

May 21st, 2014
Ian Blackburn

Superb

Superb

Jan 15th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Pop n pour. Reticent and stubborn upon opening. Revisit tomorrow.

On day two: balance is much better, the wine shows less stubborn and moody, dark fruit enters the spectrum.
Up two notches.

Pop n pour. Reticent and stubborn upon opening. Revisit tomorrow.

On day two: balance is much better, the wine shows less stubborn and moody, dark fruit enters the spectrum.
Up two notches.

Jan 2nd, 2019