HDH Wine

2015 Château Gruaud Larose

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

$85.00 per Bottle


9 Bottles




"Concentrated and elegant with a great harmony of dry tannins and ripeness (but no hint of overripeness), this has a long finish with a lot of drive and enormous freshness. You could drink this now with red meat, but it’s got decades ahead of it." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/02/2018)

Rating: 95

"Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2015 Gruaud-Larose is a real bruiser. Iron, gravel, smoke, mocha and licorice wrap around a core of intense dark fruit, all with a backbone of big, rustic tannins that give the wine its shape. The 2015 needs a good few years to come together. There is certainly no shortage of personality or character." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/26/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2025-2040

"This has a serious graphite spine, along with beautiful beams of black currant, bitter plum and blackberry paste flavors. Dried anise, black tea and licorice snap notes lurk in the background. The finish is long and gilded with a violet accent. Best from 2021 through 2035. 13,343 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2021-2035

"The 2015 Gruaud Larose has a clean and precise bouquet, a little more sophisticated than it showed out of barrel. It seems to have manifested greater mineralité and delineation that enhances the vivid blackberry and bilberry fruit infused with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, blackberry infused with graphite and cedar that render this Gruaud Larose almost Pauillac in style. No, it does not provide that killer blow on the finish, preferring to remain quite linear and taut (unlike the 2016 that may prove to be superior). Yet this shows careful, judicious winemaking and it may continue to improve in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2050." Neal Martin
(NM, 03/06/2018)

Rating: 92+
Drink from: 2022-2050

"Rather heady, superior nose. Layers here. Very juicy and appealing. Good lifted, non-exaggerated stuff. Still very youthful." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/08/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2026-2042

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