SOLD OUT - Sarget de Gruaud Larose, 2016

SOLD OUT - Sarget de Gruaud Larose, 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
vintage
2016
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Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - St Julian - 90 Pts WA

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019

A medium-bodied red with blackberry and plum character, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Second wine of Gruaud-Larose.

91 Points James Suckling

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
A medium-bodied red with blackberry and plum character, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Second wine of Gruaud-Larose. 90 Points James Suckling
Ratings
This has a cedar and ripe fruit nose. This is a classic signature Medoc with ripe Cabernet fruit and a good straightforward style. It has a sense of spice and depth on the finish. Decanter 89 Points
Other Notes
Château Gruaud-Larose is a 2ème Cru Classé property that produces one of St-Julien's most full-bodied and long-lived wines. For many years Gruaud-Larose was owned by the négociants Cordier, who also own Château Talbot. It was sold in 1993 to the French conglomerate, Alcastel Alstom, which in turn sold it to the Taillan Group, owners of Chasse-Spleen and Haut-Bages-Libéral, in 1997. The talented Georges Pauli has remained as régisseur and winemaker throughout all these changes. Gruaud-Larose has 84 hectares of vineyards located on a gravel-rich plateau just to the west of Château Beychevelle. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). Vinification takes place in a mixture of wooden vats and cement tanks and the wine is aged in oak barriques (30% new) for 18 months.