Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2018

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Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2018

95-97

The 2018 Gruaud Larose is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.88 and 14.2% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of menthol, lilacs, licorice and cloves plus wafts of fallen leaves and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with a taut core of ripe, densely packed, muscular fruit, it has a firm line of ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Very exotic Gruaud!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
95-96

This is really generous and rolls off the tongue with ripe and velvety tannins and a fresh undertone. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Extremely long and flavorful. Very complex already.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
94

This is good quality, not exactly generous but clearly carefully extracted - they kept the simultaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentations to between 24°C and 26°C. It's packed full of flavour, with real precision to the fruit. Bramble and hedgerow scents suggest a firm acidity and a structure that's built to last, while still being appetising and full of pleasure. As it opens in the glass, liquorice and dark chocolate come to the fore. A wine that will age well without question. 85% new oak.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
89-92

The 2018 Gruaud Larose is inky, jammy and full-bodied. Crème de cassis, blackberry jam, spice, lavender and mint give the 2018 much of its extroverted personality. Gruaud Larose is one of the most extroverted wines on the Left Bank. The richness and elevated ripeness is evident in the 2018. It will be interesting to see what élevage brings. For my taste, Gruaud is on the edge of being too much. The blend is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Chateau Gruaud-Larose Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2018 Chateau Gruaud-Larose POA 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2017 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £569.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2016 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £590.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2016 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £590.00 6x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2015 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £570.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2014 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £504.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2013 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £550.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2012 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £540.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2011 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2010 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £670.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2009 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £770.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2008 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2007 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £540.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2006 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £570.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2005 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £690.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2005 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £240.00 1x300cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2004 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £650.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2003 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2002 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £595.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2001 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £720.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2000 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £1,158.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1999 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £675.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1998 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £826.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £576.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1996 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £1,000.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1995 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £856.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1990 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1989 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £1,250.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £1,380.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose £3,300.00 12x75cl