1995 Gruaud Larose

- 1.5L
94+
SP
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$239.00
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Product ID
39278-1.5-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

This Gruaud Larose is a great example of the wonderful terroir of Saint Julien and what this superb Chateau consistently achieves with its wines. It's exactly what you would expect from a top-notch pedigree Bordeaux with classic notes of black cherries, cassis, saddle leather and cedar on the nose. Terrific structure with layers of fruit that glide across the palate and lush, sweet tannins that are beautifully integrated. Having tried this wine a handful of times over the last year, it has opened up remarkably, hit its stride and is in the zone for an 18-year-old Bordeaux. In 2007, Wine Spectator rated this wine 91 points and has not rated it since. We feel it was clearly closed down six years ago and not anywhere near where it is today. Enjoy underpaying for a wine that was previously underscored and overlooked. Sokolin Tasting Panel

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1995
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer G.Larose: A notable winery in the St. Julien appellation, Chateau Gruaud-Larose should never be overlooked by connoisseurs of fine red wine. Known for several striking, groundbreaking vintages, they continue to push themselves to the limit when it comes to delivering stunning wines and expressing the region's wonderful and rich terroir. Most of their best wines share the same properties. They're creamy, fleshy, with a texture that you'll remember for the rest of your life. It's almost like eating grape pudding, and the depth and purity of flavor will keep you coming for seconds. The red and dark berries come close to stealing the show on their own, but a healthy dose of tobacco and cedar aroma along with tasteful minerals make sure the experience is balanced, precise, and refreshing.
Rating 94+ SP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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