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2011 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

2011 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

Ref: BORD11111
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Gruaud Larose has had a complicated history. First owned by a knight by the name of Gruaud, it was handed down in 1778 to a Joseph Sebastian de La Rose who appended his own surname the the property. For large parts of its history its ownership has been divided between different members of the same family, often with two separate wines being made on the estate. Finally, in 1935 the firm of Cordier managed to consolidate the estate under single ownership. In  1997 the property was sold to Jacques Merlaut, owner of Châteaux Chasse Spleen, La Gurgue, Haut Bages Libéral, Ferrière and Citran.

Single Magnum
price shown is duty paid
was £120.00 £108.00
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Julien
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2019-2030
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

Lots of the wood evident here, as well as bright, black, berryish fruit including a hint of elderberries with the blackcurrant. Super-cool and airy wine, with lovely, upright tannin that is integrated. Very long wine and quite a backward one. Nutty, tannic finish. The fruit is über-cool. Nice grip at the back. Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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