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Gruaud Larose 2019

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

This famous and historic Saint Julien 2nd growth is popular throughout the world and is usually released at the most reasonable price of all the so-called "super-seconds". The 82 hectare vineyard is one of the largest of the classed growths.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019Gruaud LaroseHV25 \ 0 600720.002495+ WK6008095.1095.10Gruaud Larose0.37510
Bordeaux2019Gruaud LaroseBT15 \ 9 189700.001295+ WK18977.77777733333395.1095.10Gruaud Larose0.7510
Bordeaux2019Gruaud LaroseMG3 \ 321700.00695+ WK2177.77777733333395.1095.10Gruaud Larose1.510
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Gruaud Larose is performing extremely well in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of wild berries and plums mingled with notions of licorice, potpourri, pencil shavings and subtle soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with powdery tannins and succulent acids, it's remarkably suave and refined for a wine of obvious breadth, concentration and power. Drink Date 2027 - 2055

95+
William Kelley, RobertParker.com (April 2022), April 2022

The 2019 Gruaud Larose is composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs a fair bit of swirling to unlock notes of pencil lead, black olives, anise and dried roses with a core of black currant pastilles, Morello cherries, cedar chest, and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the flavors slowly grow in the mid-palate with layer upon layer of crucnhy black and red fruits and lots of earthy accents, finishing very long with lingering fragrance.

95+
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby colour with a silky nose of cassis and sous bois. There is a hit of exotic spice, but the underlying tone is of fresh forest fruits. The palate is graphite-led and chalky, showin real savoury restraint. This is an elegant style with fresh, savoury fruit framed by ample chalky tannins. Classically proportioned, it is a wine that focuses on balance over power. Pencil shavings, hedgerow fruit and fresh tobacco linger on a deeply savoury yet youthful finish. Give it 5-7 years to integrate, at which point it should drink well fort 15+ years.

94
Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, November 2021

Attractive aromas of ripe dark and blue fruit, vanilla, dark chocolate, hazelnuts and wet soil. Dense and compact with layers of polished tannins that hold long and even on the palate. Firm finish with notes of chocolate and crushed stones. Pretty finish. Try after 2026.

94
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2022

Savoury, chiselled and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated fruits, totally gorgeous and so moreish. Controlled power, huge precision, with an elasticity to the tannins. It is Left Bank in a glass, St Julien in a glass, and easily one of the greatest Gruaud Larose's at this stage for a good few decades. Harvest September 20 to October 5. First year in certified organic conversion. Totally beautiful. 80% new oak

97
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, November 2021

I wasn't able to taste the 2019 Château Gruaud Larose from barrel, but it's certainly an impressive Saint-Julien in bottle. Deep purple, with beautiful cassis and darker raspberry fruits as well as spice, dried flowers, and cedary incense notes, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness carrying plenty of sweet tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and beautiful length. It's not the dense blockbuster style of the 2018 and is much more elegant and pretty, with plenty of up-front charm. It's beautifully done. It's going to benefit from just short-term bottle age and have 25+ years of prime drinking.

94
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, April 2022
Read more tasting notes...

The 2019 is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The abv is 13.65%. The wine will be aged for 18-24 months in 80% new French oak. Samples will not be sent out this year due to concerns over stability of the embryonic wine during international shipment, so there will likely be little critical review ahead of release.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020
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