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1998 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

1998 Château Gruaud Larose, St Julien

Ref: BORD9814
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 12 Bottles
price shown is duty paid
Out of stock
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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: 2017-2028
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The nose is a little simple compared to other vintages, but it is undeniably charming with blackberry, sandalwood and a discrete touch of peppermint. It just misses the precision more recent vintages have shown. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin. This is a masculine Gruaud Larose, quite structured with satisfying freshness. Broad-shouldered with a tarry, undergrowth-tinged finish, this is a fine Saint Julien that should drink well for another decade even if it does lack a bit of grace." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


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


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