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 under bond
duty paid price: £680.14
"It has a straightforward light red berry nose, a little static but I would not say dilute. Perhaps you would have asked for more given the prestige of the château? The palate is medium-bodied with a savory, lightly spiced entry with clove and sage notes. There is a slight metallic texture on the finish with tar and tobacco lining the finish. You could broach this now since it is not destined to be a long-term Gruaud that just lacks excitement and sophistication." Stephen Tanzer
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