Château Gruaud Larose 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1982 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Gruaud Larose 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1982

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

One of the great figureheads of Saint-Julien, which deserves ageing for many years to temper its exceptional tannic power. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 marked label, 2 slightly worn label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Groupe Bernard Taillan
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Château Gruaud Larose 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Coquilles Saint Jacques aux cèpes, Pigeonneau rôti, Lièvre à la royale.

Peak: Drink until 2050

What the experts say...

"A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux’s I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier." R. Parker (06/2009)

Lot presentation
Château Gruaud Larose 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Cuvée presentation

The Gruaud-Larose wines combine finesse and balance, and are less tannic than they were in the past. Made to be aged for several years, and a many years in the best vintages, they need at least ten years to soften before drinking. Their colour is almost black, and the bouquet presents powerful aromas of red fruit. On the palate, they reveal themselves to be creamy, full-bodied and rich.

Information about domain Château Gruaud-Larose

Gruaud-Larose lies between Branaire-Ducru to the east and Lagrange to the west.The soil in the extensive 85 hectare vineyard consists of medium-sized gravel. In the 18th century the property was owned by the Gruaud brothers and was slightly larger with 115 hectares. One of the brother's son-in-law, Monsieur de Larose, took over the property and worked tirelessly to promote the wine, which eventually came to be served at the royal table, giving rise to the famous inscription that still appears on the label, le roi des vins, le vin des rois (“the king of wines, the wine of kings). This description is well-deserved, Gruaud-Larose being recognized for many years as Saint Julien's most massive wine, and as taking the longest to evolve. However, the property has seen its fair share of ups and downs. After numerous changes of owner during the 19th century, the château suffered the costs of a turbulent inheritance, as a result of which the vineyard was split in 1867. One of the owners was Baron Sarget, after whom the château's current second wine, Sarget de Gruaud Larose is named. The property was purchased by the Cordier group in 1917, who managed, in 1934, to reinstate the two plots that had previously belonged to the vineyard. Gruaud Larose was sold to Alactel Alstom in 1993 and then to the Merlaut family in 1997. The wines of Gruaud Larose are amongst the best in Saint-Julien and the property began in 2017 a conversion to biodynamics.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 marked label, 2 slightly worn label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Groupe Bernard Taillan
  • Vintage: 1982
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2050
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 82
  • Volume: 300000 bottles
  • Intensity: Classic
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Petit verdot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% Malbec

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