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    8
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The Gruaud Larose terroir is truly remarkable and unique. It is a single vineyard of 80 hectares with gravels from the Gironde estuary, dating from the Mindel Ist and Mindel IInd (about 700 000 years ago), and that in some places are over 18 feet deep. The soil is very poor and sandy, and therefore does not hold water. Drainage is one of the major concerns of a conscientious vine-grower.

It is also an important factor at Gruaud Larose where nineteenth-century underground pottery drains have been found. The natural draining system due to the poor quality of soils, from the hot and dry summers, and mostly from their position on the highest plateau of Saint-Julien - 18 metres high from the sea level -, constantly exposed to the north and west winds, favour both soil and optimum maturity for grapes. In fact, Nature has given here a magical aspect to this unique estate vineyard.

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Deep colour. Intense blackberry, blackcurrant aromas with blue berry, herb vanilla notes. Concentrated blackcurrant pastille flavours, fine velvety tannins and integrated mocha vanilla oak. Finishes grainy, touch grippy at the finish. 93 points
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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with slightly closed character, elegant fruit, blackcurrants, elderberries and discreet spiciness, hints of roasting aroma in the background. On the palate fine acidity, ripe tannins, restrained fruit and discreet spiciness, hints of astringency in the finish.
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St.Julien, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Gruaud-Larose 2015  ( Château Gruaud-Larose )

"Deep colour. Intense blackberry, blackcurrant aromas with blue berry, herb vanilla notes. Concentrated blackcurrant pastille flavours, fine velvety tannins and integrated mocha vanilla oak. Finishes grainy, touch grippy at the finish. 93 points"

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Gruaud-Larose 2015  ( Château Gruaud-Larose )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant nose with slightly closed character, elegant fruit, blackcurrants, elderberries and discreet spiciness, hints of roasting aroma in the background. On the palate fine acidity, ripe tannins, restrained fruit and discreet spiciness, hints of astringency in the finish. "

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