HDH Wine

2016 Château Gruaud Larose

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$1,140.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Gruaud Larose is blended of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with notes of red and black cherries, warm plums and freshly crushed blackcurrants plus hints of violets, oolong tea, aniseed and tilled soil with a waft of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate struts tons of elegantly fragrant red and black fruit flavors with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and perfumed." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2021-2043


"This has a wide range of red currant, blackberry, black cherry and açaí berry fruit flavors forming the core, with a very sleek iron note lurking underneath it all. The finish uses a fine singed wood stitching to pull the fruit and minerality together. Lovely. Best from 2023 through 2038. 12,200 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2038


"The 2016 Gruaud-Larose has quite a fruit-driven, generous bouquet of layers of black and red fruit laced with graphite and tertiary aromas. Is there just a slight touch of brettanomyces here? The medium-bodied palate is earthy and a little ferrous, with rounded tannin, and quite approachable compared to its peers. Slightly smudged toward the finish, but it shows great persistence. Very fine, very Gruaud." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2050


"Mid garnet. This suffers a little from being tasted immediately after the soaring Ch Branaire Ducru. Lacks a bit of focus and concentration. Sweet and a tiny bit inconsequential though there’s a nice persistent finish." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2022-2033


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