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Château Gruaud Larose, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien 2010

£79.00


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Produced from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, this is one of the most sumptuous and impressive Gruauds in years. There is ample polished fruit; brimming with mulberries, dark cherries and purple fruit. This is really svelte, possesses good concentration and fine integrated tannins. A really sophisticated Gruaud.

Château Gruaud Larose is situated on the Saint Julien terroir just next to the village of Beychevelle, slightly deviated from the “Route des Chateaux”. While the surface of the appellation is quite small it assembles the greatest concentration of Cru Classé wines in the Medoc. The vineyard  stretches over 82 hectares of gravely soil overlaying calcareous clay which gives a fine wine with character. As a result, it was classified Second Grand Cru in 1855. This is one of the few estates that comprises the same vineyards as they did at the time of the 1855 classification.

Drink now if you want but will go on for a decade or two.

ABV

13%

Country

France

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Region

Bordeaux

Size

75cl

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