Château Gruaud Larose 2016, 2ème Cru, Saint-Julien

GRUA165
One of the most famous and historic Saint Julien 2nd Growth properties, it has also been one of the most popular for many years. A consistent high performer.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Genre:
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2026 through to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
£85.00
 

Château Gruaud-Larose

Château Gruaud Larose is a 2ème cru classé property that produces one of St Julien's most full-bodied and long-lived wines. It owns 84 hectares of vineyards located on a gravel-rich plateau, just west of Château Beycheville.

Tasting Notes

One of the most popular En Primeur châteaux that consistently delivers exceptional claret. A classic Gruaud; firm, brooding and smouldering with a super charged cassis fruit intensity, leafy with notes of cedar and pencil shavings. There is also a hint of coffee. This is a wine of great precision and finesse.

Food Matches

Pair with classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Vinification

To produce the wine of Château Gruaud Larose, the wine is vinified in a combination of cement tanks and wood vats. A portion of the malolactic fermentation takes in place in French, oak barrels (about 30%). The remainder of the malolactic fermentation takes place in a combination of cement vats and oak tanks. The wine of Chateau Gruaud Larose is then aged in 80% new, French oak barrels for about 18-24 months. The amount of time and percentage of new oak varies on the needs of the specific Bordeaux vintage.