2021 Château Gruaud-Larose
EN PRIMEUR DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL 31/12/2023 - DELIVERY SPRING 2024
Château Gruaud-Larose is a wine estate in Bordeaux and a second cru of the Bordeaux wine classification system of 1855. It is located in the village of Saint-Julien. For a long time it was one of the most important châteaus in the village, overshadowed only by the - originally undivided - Léoville. This cru, located behind Ch. Branaire Ducru and next to Ch. Lagrange, enjoys a beautiful terroir of stone deposits (from the Gironde, 700,000 years ago). It has belonged to the Merlaut family since 1997 and in recent years the wines have without exception received very high ratings and their Gruaud-Larose is above all a super feminine, refined and delicate, but beautifully concentrated St. Julien. The vineyards are (or are in the process of being converted) to organic wine cultivation.
The winter was mild and rainy, which led to an even and early ripening period. The spring remained rainy until the end of May. June brought a change in the weather, there was a sudden increase in temperature, along with sunny days that brought flowering to almost the entire vineyard. In the last week of September the grapes finally reached their ripeness. 2021 has produced a wine with freshness and excitement, which reminds us of historical peak years.
The Wine Advocate writes " .... Classically balanced and intensely flavored, it's an elegant, beautifully made wine that is well worth seeking out. Three beautiful parcels of recently planted Cabernet Sauvignon, situated on deep gravel ideally adapted to this variety but hitherto planted with Merlot, make a contribution to the blend this year; but that's only one of the factors that explain why Gruaud has produced a 2021 that looks set to rival or surpass even recent and more propitious vintages such as 2018... " 95 Points
FACT: The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address
|Type of Wine
|Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard