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    Château Gruaud-Larose

    About Château Gruaud-Larose

    Château Gruaud Larose in Saint Julien is one of the largest single block vineyards in Bordeaux. It was purchased by Jacques Merlaut in 1997. Under the Taillan Group he owns numerous Bordeaux vineyards such as Château Haut-Bages-Libéral and Château Chasse-Spleen.

    With vineyards that haven't changed since the creation of the estate in 1781, they sit at the highest point of elevation on the Saint-Julien plateau, just to the west of Château Beychevelle. Although yet to be certified, Gruaud Larose has begun farming 100% of their vineyards following only biodynamic principles, starting with the 2019 vintage, and they are currently in the last year before organic certification.

     

    The 82-hectare vineyard of Château Gruaud-Larose is planted with approximately 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Some of the parcels of vines are in close proximity to Château Talbot and Château Branaire-Ducru. Since the 2019 vintage, the estate has adopted organic viticulture and biodynamic practices that will undoubtedly take Château Gruaud Larose to new heights.

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    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Gruaud Larose 1929 (1x75cl)
    HK$10,740.00
    1929

    Gruaud Larose 1929 (1x75cl)
    as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - HK$10,740.00
    Gruaud Larose 1964 (1x150cl)
    HK$6,505.00
    1964

    Gruaud Larose 1964 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (87)

    One of only a handful of vintage successes in the Medoc, Gruaud-Larose continues to taste uncommonly fruity, deep, and round. There is no evidence of dilution from the heavy rains that ruined many others. This is a succulently textured, generous, perfumed wine with medium to full body. The 1964 Gruaud-Larose has been fully mature for over a decade without drying out. A sleeper! Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 12/88.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 87 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$6,505.00
    Gruaud Larose 1984 (1x75cl)
    HK$1,670.00
    1984

    Gruaud Larose 1984 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 - HK$1,670.00
    Gruaud Larose 1993 (1x75cl)
    HK$1,480.00
    1993

    Gruaud Larose 1993 (1x75cl)

    Vinous - Ian D'Agata (88)

    (64% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc): Bright medium-deep red. Minerals and herbs lift delicate red berry and floral aromas. Enters the mouth fresh, suave and sweet, then turns slightly hollow in the middle, showing clean flavors of red cherry, tobacco and licorice. Finishes with surprising lingering sweetness for a so-so vintage. This charming, medium-bodied wine only lacks a little flesh for a higher score. This was a pleasant surprise in this vertical tasting and should make a very good restaurant wine.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 88 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$1,480.00
    Gruaud Larose 1994 (12x75cl)
    HK$8,940.00
    1994

    Gruaud Larose 1994 (12x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 - HK$8,940.00
    Gruaud Larose 1994 (1x75cl)
    HK$1,385.00
    1994

    Gruaud Larose 1994 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - HK$1,385.00
    Gruaud Larose 1996 (12x75cl)
    HK$11,095.00
    1996

    Gruaud Larose 1996 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Ian D'Agata (91+)

    (64% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot; IPT 74; 13% alcohol): Dark ruby. Deep, brooding nose hints at dark plum, blackcurrant, coffee and lavender accented by cinnamon and nutmeg. Enters bright and fresh, then turns richer in the middle, with accessible plum, herb and coffee flavors persisting nicely on the peppery finish, which features chewy tannins. This is at once more herbal and more forward than the 1995. It's also better than I remember it, and although still quite young it offers plenty of appeal. The wine's harmonious acidity makes it seem lighter-bodied than it is. About 40% of the malolactic fermentation was carried out in barriques, compared to a normal one-third. Note that the label states 12.5% alcohol, but the data given to me by the estate shows 13% alcohol.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 91+ (VN) Read Review/Description HK$11,095.00
    Gruaud Larose 2000 (12x75cl)
    HK$14,575.00
    2000

    Gruaud Larose 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    This wine is black. Super aromas of licorice and tar, then violets. Full-bodied, with sleek and racy tannins. Very long finish. Best Gruaud ever? Score range: 95-100
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$14,575.00
    Gruaud Larose 2000 (1x75cl)
    HK$1,885.00
    2000

    Gruaud Larose 2000 (1x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    This wine is black. Super aromas of licorice and tar, then violets. Full-bodied, with sleek and racy tannins. Very long finish. Best Gruaud ever? Score range: 95-100
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 8 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$1,885.00
    Gruaud Larose 2005 (12x75cl)
    HK$10,215.00
    2005

    Gruaud Larose 2005 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    94-96 Barrel sample. Acidity, blackcurrant fruits, dry tannins: all the hallmarks of young Cabernet Sauvignon in a ripe, layered complex wine that will develop into something extraordinary. A great wine .
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$10,215.00
    Gruaud Larose 2008 (1x600cl)
    HK$7,420.00
    2008

    Gruaud Larose 2008 (1x600cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (91)

    90-92 Barrel sample. Good density here, structured, with some jammy sweet fruits as well as a dark layer of dense tannins. The potential is well for a well balanced wine.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 91 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$7,420.00
    Gruaud Larose 2009 (12x75cl)
    HK$10,275.00
    2009

    Gruaud Larose 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (94-97)

    Beautiful aromas of currant, black licorice and blueberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, juicy finish. Big wine. Could be better than the classic 2000. Score range: 94-97 -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$10,275.00
    Gruaud Larose 2011 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,095.00
    2011

    Gruaud Larose 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (93)

    A very harmonious wine for the vintage with currants, spices and stones. Full body, with ultra fine tannins and a pretty finish. Delicate yet structured for the vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,095.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (11x75cl)
    HK$6,800.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (11x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    As per photos, (11 singles in a 12x75 case), damaged label on btls 1 and 8, damaged cap on btl 7 In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$6,800.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (12x75cl)
    HK$7,800.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (12x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$7,800.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x150cl)
    HK$1,490.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x150cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 80 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$1,490.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x300cl)
    HK$2,925.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x300cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 3 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$2,925.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x500cl)
    HK$4,660.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (1x500cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x500cl 3 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$4,660.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (2x75cl)
    HK$1,470.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (2x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 50 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$1,470.00
    Gruaud Larose 2015 (3x75cl)
    HK$2,175.00
    2015

    Gruaud Larose 2015 (3x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Very fine florality and purity on first impression – less of the meatiness of past vintages. The classic Gruaud-Larose smoothness is there along with added precision. Great attention to detail; a very fine claret.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 123 94 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$2,175.00
    Gruaud Larose 2018 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,830.00
    2018

    Gruaud Larose 2018 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (95-97)

    The 2018 Gruaud Larose is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.88 and 14.2% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of menthol, lilacs, licorice and cloves plus wafts of fallen leaves and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with a taut core of ripe, densely packed, muscular fruit, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Very exotic Gruaud!
    In Stock in United Kingdom

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$3,830.00
    Gruaud Larose 2019 (6x75cl)
    HK$4,040.00
    2019

    Gruaud Larose 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (96)

    A gorgeous dark purple colour in the glass with a bright pink rim. It is a little reticent on the nose, just giving a hint of fragranced fruit with dark chocolate, caramel and sweet coffee touches - so inviting. Ultra sleek and suave on the palate but at the same time racy and vibrant. A combination of rich black fruits and quite savoury aspects on the palate, tar, tobacco and wood smoke with black currants and cherries but here the emphasis really is on those herbal, medicinal aspects that give this such a serious tone but also such interest and intrigue. Lifted and bright on the palate but soft tannins letting the aromatics do all the talking. Seductive. Will be incredibly moreish in a few years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    4-5 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$4,040.00
    Gruaud Larose 2020 (6x75cl)
    HK$3,895.00
    2020

    Gruaud Larose 2020 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (95)

    Elegant yet driven with gentle power, nothing going overboard or trying too hard. This takes a beat, then it comes strongly - evident spice and flesh, full of raspberry, blueberry, blackcurrant pastille, fennel, hawthorn and liquorice. The tannins build up through the palate and press in on the final moments. Virginie Salette winemaker since 2017. A yield of 32hl/ha. Vinify at around 22-23°C, so an extremely low and slow extraction. Harvest was from September 14 to 29. A big shouldered St-Julien but with a wide nuance of flavours.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (DC) Read Review/Description HK$3,895.00
    Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)
    HK$4,095.00
    2021

    Gruaud Larose 2021 (6x75cl)

    The Drinks Business (95-97+)

    Gruaud Larose (St Julien; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 12.5% alcohol; tasted between appointments at the property with Arnaud Frédéric and, later, at Lagrange with consistent if initially rather hastily written notes). I had some trouble tracking down a sample as this was not presented at the UGC press tasting at the Cité du Vin. But I am really pleased that I persisted as this is staggeringly brilliant and definitely one of the wines of the vintage – as, indeed, it was in 2020 (not that many people tasted it en primeur either). A very dark cool-vintage Cabernet nose – of brambles and blackberry, with a touch of cassis that builds in the glass with aeration. There is great presence and intensity to the pure dark bright, fresh crunchy fruit in a deeply expressive and impressively aromatically striking nose. Thyme, freshly plucked from the stalk, a stony minerality, and graphite and pencil-shavings. On the palate, this is plunge-pool deep, dense and compact yet with a wondrously graceful lift and elegance to it. Archetypally Gruaud Larose – with all that graphite minerality– but taken to a new level texturally. The 2021 is fabulously intense, deep dark and utterly captivating. There is incredible purity, great layering and pixilation, and yet a degree of density and profundity that is really rare in the vintage, even in St Julien. The bright aerial fruit provides loads of mid-palate interest. On the finish this is lively and racy, with a touch of cool menthol and a lovely grip from the tannins that ripple gloriously to a distant vanishing point, cleansing the palate as they do. This really flows and there is a brilliant tension between the tannins that want to strap the fruit to the compact linear spine and the exuberance of the fruit that glides and glistens in a brilliant sinuous crystalline river of fresh juiciness. This is right up there with Las Cases for me in this vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-97+ (TDB) Read Review/Description HK$4,095.00
    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 1983 (1x75cl)
    HK$895.00
    1983

    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 1983 (1x75cl)
    As per photos ,1072194 - repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - HK$895.00
    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2009 (12x75cl)
    HK$3,650.00
    2009

    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (94)

    93-95 Barrel sample. Vanilla new wood aromas, followed by sweet wood and sweet fruit. There is certainly enough weight here, with ripe, smooth texture and fresh blackcurrants.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 94 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$3,650.00
    Sarget de Gruaud Larose 2010 (12x75cl)
    HK$4,590.00
    2010

    Sarget de Gruaud Larose 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    94-96 A solid, chunky wine. It has powerful dry tannins, although they are never dominant, leaving the sweet fruit to shine. Blackberry flavors and the dark core are becoming well integrated.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 95 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$4,590.00
    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2014 (6x75cl)
    HK$1,130.00
    2014

    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2014 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (90-91)

    Very attractive ripe and clean fruit here. Full body with compacted fruits and silky tannins. Second wine of Gruaud-Larose.
    In Stock in Singapore

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 90-91 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,130.00
    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2016 (6x75cl)
    HK$1,610.00
    2016

    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2016 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (90-91)

    A medium-bodied red with blackberry and plum character, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Second wine of Gruaud-Larose.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 90-91 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$1,610.00
    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2017 (12x75cl)
    HK$3,050.00
    2017

    Sarget De Gruaud Larose 2017 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (88-90)

    The 2017 Sarget de Gruaud Larose is a pretty second wine built on floral aromatics and silky red/purplish berry fruit. Given its mid-weight structure, I would prefer to drink the Sarget on the early side.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 months

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 88-90 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$3,050.00

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