Gruaud Larose was was first owned by a knight known as Joseph Stanislas Gruaud. Currently owned by the Merlaut Family (also owns Chateau Haut Bages Liberal, Chateau Citran and more). Currently at 82 hectares, this Saint-Julien property is unique with with one of the largest vineyards in Bordeaux with most of their vines on one single block.
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
17 points Jancis Robinson
92 points Wine Enthusiast
91-93 points Wine Advocate
92 points Wine Spectator
"The 2014 Château Gruaud Larose is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot that was picked between September 24 and October 11 with the Petit Verdot. It was fermented in wooden and cement vats and is being aged in 40% new French oak. The bouquet unfolds nicely in the glass with blackberry, blueberry and cedar scents that are detailed and quite sensual. The new oak is a little more prominent than recent vintages but it is perfectly in sync with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and citrus-like on the entry, the tannin fine and lending this nascent Gruaud Larose fine precision and poise. This is a superb Saint Julien: fresh and with a satin-like texture. Everything is in place for a promising evolution." Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 13% Alc. Content. Pair with venison, lamb, rabbit stew and strong cheeses.