2005 Ch Gruaud Larose 2ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Gruaud Larose
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
  • Drinking 2015 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2005 - Ch Gruaud Larose 2ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Gruaud Larose
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
  • Drinking 2015 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,304.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £1,060.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 90-92+

    One of the more self-sufficient châteaux in Bordeaux, Gruaud Larose is also one of the most natural. Practicing organic techniques, they create their own compost from the remnant stalks, skins and seeds and were the first château to recycle their own water.All of this meticulous attention to detail has been paying off as Gruaud Larose has been going from strength to strength, especially since the mid 1990s. Their 2005 is no exception. On the palate, there are lots of velvety tannins and flavours of blackberry and spice. Nicely balanced with a powerful, long finish. Drink 2012- 2025.

  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 90

    The 2005 Gruaud Larose has a deep ruby/purple color, excellent concentration, and clean, pure black and red currant fruit, licorice and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and very soft and round. I’m surprised how drinkable it is already, although it is certainly capable of lasting 15 or more years.

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 89

    Tasted on three separate occasions, this cuvee exhibits a dark ruby color (with much less saturation than many wines of the vintage) as well as a distinctive, herbal, meaty, horsey nose, medium to full body, good depth, power, and richness, and soft tannins. The wine's rustic aromasand earthy style are intriguing and provocative. While an excellent effort, the 2005 Gruaud Larose is not one of the stars of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 89-91

    Very pretty aromas of flowers, berries, currants and light raisins. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and lovely ripeness. Attractive and balanced.

Producer

Château Gruaud Larose

Gruaud Larose is one of the most dispersed châteaux. The estate is almost like a hamlet unto itself, with stone building after stone building all decorating the property like life-sized Monopoly board pieces. Reviewing its family history, it is easy to understand why. For many years it had been shuffled from one owner to the next, subsequently divided, pieced back together only to be divided again. After all these divisions...Read more

Gruaud Larose is one of the most dispersed châteaux. The estate is almost like a hamlet unto itself, with stone building after stone building all decorating the property like life-sized Monopoly board pieces. Reviewing its family history, it is easy to understand why. For many years it had been shuffled from one owner to the next, subsequently divided, pieced back together only to be divided again. After all these divisions and transformations, the estate stands today at 150 hectares, 82 of which are planted with vines. Its current owners, the Merlaut family, purchased the château in 1997. Their other holdings include Chasse Spleen, La Gurgue, Haut Bages Libéral, Citran and Ferrière. Considerable financial investment has contributed to the château's new found dynamism. Not only is it one of the more self-sufficient châteaux in Bordeaux, it is also one of the most natural. Practicing organic techniques, they create their own compost from the remnant stalks, skins and seeds and were the first château to recycle their own water.Read less

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.