Bordeaux Chateaux

Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St Julien 2014

R895

Second wine of Chateau Gruaud Larose produced with the same attention as the Grand Vin, it succeeds in delivering a harmonious and complex profile

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2014

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

91 points

Curated Selection

Second Wines, Winter Warmers

Story

Story

Château Gruaud-Larose is a 2ème Cru Classé property that produces one of St-Julien’s most full-bodied and long-lived wines.

For many years Gruaud-Larose was owned by the négociants Cordier, who also own Château Talbot. It was sold in 1993 to the French conglomerate, Alcastel Alstom, which in turn sold it to the Taillan Group, owners of Chasse-Spleen and  Haut-Bages-Libéral, in 1997. The talented Georges Pauli has remained as régisseur and winemaker throughout all these changes.

From a rich history, the estate has been undergoing a renaissance since the 1990s with technological improvements, and the new ownership in 1997 focused on quality and environment.

Sarget is the 2nd wine from Chateau Gruaud Larose

Specifications

Specifications

Vines – Average 30 years old

Blend – 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking – Produced since 1979, Sarget undergoes the same attention as the Grand Vin. Manual harvests, it is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels – 15% new

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Really pure, with a delightful mix of plum, cassis and black cherry. Long on the finish, with sanguine and tar notes mixed together, staying fresh. A very solid second wine.

Gruaud-Larose can be tannic and ungainly in youth but with bottle ageing it becomes marvellously harmonious and develops complex and beguiling characteristics of concentrated black fruits, cedar, spices and liquorice.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 90-91 points

Very attractive ripe and clean fruit here. Full body with compacted fruits and silky tannins. Second wine of Gruaud-Larose.

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