Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016

Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016
 
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Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016 : a Saint-Julien wine with great precision

Chateau Gruaud Larose is a 2nd Classified Growth in the Saint-Julien appellation. The vines have an average age of 46 years and are planted in a 82-hectare vineyard with Garonne gravel soils. The maturation process of this Bordeaux red wine is carried out in French oak barrels (80% of which are new and 20% aged one year) for a period of 18 to 24 months. Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016 is a blend made up of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

At Chateau Gruaud Larose, the mild and rainy winter caused early bud burst in the 2016 vintage. Spring was marked by cool temperatures and high rainfall, leading to high risks of disease by mildew. Flowering, however, occurred under perfect conditions, thanks to a very fortunate window of good weather. At the end of June, the summer settled in and brought with it very high temperature and drought. It was so dry, in fact, that the vines experienced a blockage in their development at the beginning of September. Finally, a storm on September 13th allowed the fruit to continue the maturation process, and the grapes were fully ripened just in time for the harvest, which took place under ideal climatic conditions.

When tasted, the Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016 expresses on the nose a generous aromatic palette, characterized by plenty of black fruits (blackberries), along with woody and empyreumatic notes (tobacco). On the palate, this Bordeaux red wine presents fine tannins and perfect acidity (indicating a grand potential to age). On the finish, the Chateau Gruaud Larose 2016 is remarkably intense, precise and extremely long.

Parker : 94 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM93

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Gruaud Larose

Classification
Second Growth

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulfites