Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.134 ratings
9.26 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
Jeroen Koenen

3 hrs in the decanter. Pencil shavings, earth, leather, cool cassis notes. Medium body, good freshness, the initial poopy notes dissipate slowly. Rustic tannines, classically built, very good.
Happy b-day, L.
Even better on day 3!! Saved half a bottle in the fridge. Tannines have softened, fruit is more prominent and darker in aspect. Up 1 point.

3 hrs in the decanter. Pencil shavings, earth, leather, cool cassis notes. Medium body, good freshness, the initial poopy notes dissipate slowly. Rustic tannines, classically built, very good.
Happy b-day, L.
Even better on day 3!! Saved half a bottle in the fridge. Tannines have softened, fruit is more prominent and darker in aspect. Up 1 point.

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2015
Keith Crump

A 2002 drinking well always a little Brett with this chateau but it gives the wine muscle

A 2002 drinking well always a little Brett with this chateau but it gives the wine muscle

Sep 30th, 2019
Keith Crump

2002 in a wonderful place

2002 in a wonderful place

Sep 7th, 2019
Manish Rajguru

Smooth finish not as good as the Barton.

Smooth finish not as good as the Barton.

Aug 5th, 2018
Henri Kerselaers

Mooie bordeaux,lekkere aroma van t'putteke,maar na 14j nog steeds frisheid en zachte rijpe tanines ,een echte Grand Cru Classe

Mooie bordeaux,lekkere aroma van t'putteke,maar na 14j nog steeds frisheid en zachte rijpe tanines ,een echte Grand Cru Classe

Nov 5th, 2016
Pinotman /// Andreas

A poor vintage and it shows bought this for a vertical. Brown tinge. A big wine - tealeaves leather, cedar notes, blackberry pie. Dirt. Too much tannins at this stage. Remarkable what they coaxed out of the grapes.

A poor vintage and it shows bought this for a vertical. Brown tinge. A big wine - tealeaves leather, cedar notes, blackberry pie. Dirt. Too much tannins at this stage. Remarkable what they coaxed out of the grapes.

Aug 7th, 2016
Todd Anderson

Classic claret - drink now

Classic claret - drink now

Jan 25th, 2016
Andrew Y

Last bottle. Nice little vegetal edge and full body. Thanks Diageo! Goodbye!

Last bottle. Nice little vegetal edge and full body. Thanks Diageo! Goodbye!

Feb 27th, 2015
Matt Perlman

Expressive nose and lithe red fruit--light, reflecting the vintage, but very pretty.

Expressive nose and lithe red fruit--light, reflecting the vintage, but very pretty.

Jan 24th, 2015
Diana Cho

Red fruit and nicely round and integrated.

Red fruit and nicely round and integrated.

Jan 24th, 2015