Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.349 ratings
9.312 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
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.2

Its a beast! Beautiful but don't touch for at least a decade

Its a beast! Beautiful but don't touch for at least a decade

May 9th, 2015
Kim Colonna

Owner/Sommelier/Importer Petits Creux & Grands Crus

9.6

Great acidity, maturity !! Awesome balance ... One of their best vintage.

Great acidity, maturity !! Awesome balance ... One of their best vintage.

Oct 7th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.7

2004 very evolved with tobacco spice cab 60 mr 33 cf pv herbal SE currant berry fruit smooth ailky texture drinking very nice finish 40+ excellent 2007 deied tobacco spice fresh earth and some currant berry fruit light smoke soft easy drinking with a soft finish 35 very good + 2010 tobacco spice fresh earth very complex bouquet lots of everything big and chewy with layers of toasty oak spice firm tannins and a healthy backbone of acidity most excellent

2004 very evolved with tobacco spice cab 60 mr 33 cf pv herbal SE currant berry fruit smooth ailky texture drinking very nice finish 40+ excellent 2007 deied tobacco spice fresh earth and some currant berry fruit light smoke soft easy drinking with a soft finish 35 very good + 2010 tobacco spice fresh earth very complex bouquet lots of everything big and chewy with layers of toasty oak spice firm tannins and a healthy backbone of acidity most excellent

Feb 25th, 2013
Paul Jakubowski

Half Bottle. 30+ minute decant as there was a lot of sediment. Dark fruit and graphite on the nose. Wine is more Napa than Bordeaux. A lot more oak than I was expecting but fairly refined with medium depth and floral /wood elements. Medium finish.

Half Bottle. 30+ minute decant as there was a lot of sediment. Dark fruit and graphite on the nose. Wine is more Napa than Bordeaux. A lot more oak than I was expecting but fairly refined with medium depth and floral /wood elements. Medium finish.

May 29th, 2020
Joel Fariss

Perfect. Balanced and elegant.

Perfect. Balanced and elegant.

Dec 26th, 2018
Tom Philbrick

This is fantastic already with some air. Moderate oak, nice acid, blackberry flavor with a touch of seaweed. Long finish. Will get better. Will wait 5 years to check on the next one.

This is fantastic already with some air. Moderate oak, nice acid, blackberry flavor with a touch of seaweed. Long finish. Will get better. Will wait 5 years to check on the next one.

Sep 23rd, 2018
Andrew Kern

Good wine fan friendly

Good wine fan friendly

Aug 5th, 2018
Tom Hamilton

1/2 bottle, Good with steak

1/2 bottle, Good with steak

Jun 30th, 2018
Chris England

Great value Larose @ £60 that’s ok now but time will definitely help to soften the dry tannins into a 😈 - leave 5+ years 😉

🍇 66% Cab S, 28% Mer & 6% Pet V

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Lead pencil, gravel & minerals through charred cedar & light oak in shy dark spiced black berry/currant fruit w/ herbs, smoke, earth & fresh roses

👄 Med+ body of mineral infused ripe blackcurrant & berry in mocha w/ a soft liquorice touch in fine dry tannins

🎯 Med+ dry blackcurrant & mocha finale

Great value Larose @ £60 that’s ok now but time will definitely help to soften the dry tannins into a 😈 - leave 5+ years 😉

🍇 66% Cab S, 28% Mer & 6% Pet V

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Lead pencil, gravel & minerals through charred cedar & light oak in shy dark spiced black berry/currant fruit w/ herbs, smoke, earth & fresh roses

👄 Med+ body of mineral infused ripe blackcurrant & berry in mocha w/ a soft liquorice touch in fine dry tannins

🎯 Med+ dry blackcurrant & mocha finale

Apr 14th, 2018
S Mead
9.2

Full bodied, red berries, long with little tannin after decanting several hours prior

Full bodied, red berries, long with little tannin after decanting several hours prior

Jan 1st, 2018