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About Chateau Gruaud Larose
This "Super Second" began its life in 1725 under the direction of the Gruaud brothers. One a magistrate, and the other a priest, together they owned 116 hectares of gravelly soil in southern St. Julien.
88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - February 2013
Medium-dark ruby-red. Spicy plum and cocoa aromas are lifted by floral and minty notes. Enters the mouth surprisingly rich, then turns leaner in the middle palate, showing fresh blackcurrant and chocolate flavors of modest intensity. The moderately long finish features mounting, mouthcoating tannins. I doubt there's enough fruit here to support the tannins in the long run, so I'd drink this up over the next few years. Still, it's a very good wine given the difficulties of this rainy, cool vintage.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
88-90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3 Member RatingsAverage Member Rating: 4.33 out of 5 stars