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2016 Château Gruaud Larose


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Saint-Julien (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Gruaud Larose
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet Franc (2%)
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Château Gruaud Larose is the maker of this 2016 Château Gruaud Larose ($94.30), a red wine from Saint-Julien produced with cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon from the 2016 vintage. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points and with the following scores: robert parker: 93-95 and wine spectator: 92.

Description of 2016 Château Gruaud Larose

2016 Château Gruaud Larose (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc)

TASTING NOTES Gruaud Larose 2016 Château :

  • View: nice dark color, violet hues.
  • Nose: blackberry notes, cassis, leather and toasted flavors.
  • Mouth: cast, sweet, round, fleshy, fruity and spicy.

APPELLATION: Saint-Julien.

VINEYARD: Château Gruaud-Larose

GRAPES: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 30%, 4% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% malbec.

PAIRING: feathered game, furred game.


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The Winery

Château Gruaud Larose

Château Gruaud Larose

Gruaud gets its inspiration from the soil, the tannins and the terroir. Larose brings poetry, aromas and bouquet. So could Abbé Gruaud have described his wine, a wine full of Elegance and Force. Château Gruaud Larose is different from other wines. Abbé Gruaud wanted it subtle, racy, comparable to the most beautiful artworks in the world. Year after year, we continue his work. Always timid and reserved when young, a Gruaud Larose slowly reveals its character. Sometimes showing a capricious nature, it decides one day to express its Force and then another day to reveal its Elegance. One says that it "is very Larose" when it is young, elegant and charmer. But this Larose hides a power that only faithful friends can feel. At the first approach, you feel charmed and wish to meet again to better know and discover its personality. Further talks and exchanges and then the wine tells you more about itself, it is like a revelation. Only at this point, you can perfectly perceive that the underlining and structuring force, due to a traditional and rigorous education, becomes elegance and refinement. Then, at its most beautiful age, the wine becomes poetry. Suddenly aromas and bouquet, the strong identity of both soil, tannins and terroir seem eternal like for the 1870 vintage.

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Reviews of 2016 Château Gruaud Larose


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4 /5

Very dark Bordeaux colour. Slight smell of tea in this Saint-Julien.It tasted like grape juice.
The Château Gruaud Larose even grades up pairing it with a delicious Iberian ham.
I liked sharing this wine with someone special.
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Château Gruaud Larose 2016

Reviews of other vintages of 2016 Château Gruaud Larose201320072015


Vintage 2013: intense color and bright red grenache deep. Nose: coffee notes torrifié, stewed fruit, strawberry and spices. Beautiful aromatic complexity. On the palate, supple, powerful and elegant tannins. A beautiful structure. A wine with an aromatic persistence Gourman any length.

Drink or keep: 2017 - 2035
PAIRING: lamb Navarino
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- Vista: Château Rouge Gruaud Larose 2007 is ruby ​​red with violet reflections.
- Nose: first, aromas of roasted coffee and vanilla, then notes of raspberries, currants, cassis and blackberries are appreciated.
- Palate: smooth, well balanced with a mature structure. Slightly fleshy with good acidity

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot
WINERY: Château Gruaud Larose
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Château Gruaud Larose Rouge 2007


The smell of violets was so strong that it seemed curious to me. It wasn't too sweet, it liked me.
I recommend having it open for a while before drinking.
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