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2012 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

2012 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

Ref: BORD1264
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.

Case of 6 Magnums
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£486.00
duty paid price: £615.34
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Case of 12 Bottles
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£486.00
duty paid price: £615.34
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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: 2019-2032
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

A floral nose and one seemingly brett-free. Mineral aromas nuance the scents of crunchy red and black fruits. I love this. It is concentrated and fresh, with integrated ripe tannin. Fruit is both red and black. Very mineral example. Juicy and long and a touch peppery at the finish. Direct and dense wine. Really good Gruaud. Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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