2001 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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Reg: $99.94

$85.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, December 2007
What a perfumed, elegant, structured wine, with all the elements of fruit, wood, tannins just in the right place. It shows great tannins, powerful black and red berry fruits, denseness, and a classic, fresh aftertaste.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
A dense and decadent wine with chocolate, currant and licorice aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. A beautiful wine now. It shows the finesse and class of an aged Bordeaux.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2004
This shows a rich and dense nose of blackberry coffee and smoke. Full-bodied with soft and round tannins and a long smoky finish. Very fresh and velvety...
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2013
Ruby with a pale rim. Rich, ripe nose offers red cherry, plum, spice, mineral and violet aromas. Dense, chewy and fresh, with precise, intense red and black fruit flavors complicated by a hint of licorice. Features a... Ruby with a pale rim. Rich, ripe nose offers red cherry, plum, spice, mineral and violet aromas. Dense, chewy and fresh, with precise, intense red and black fruit flavors complicated by a hint of licorice. Features a persistent saline note on the rich, long, slightly chunky finish. A very successful Gruaud.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
Surprisingly accessible as well as supple, this 2001 St.-Julien reveals a deep plum/purple color along with a rich bouquet of smoke, roasted vegetables, black currants, plums, licorice, and Asian spices. Velvety-textured... Surprisingly accessible as well as supple, this 2001 St.-Julien reveals a deep plum/purple color along with a rich bouquet of smoke, roasted vegetables, black currants, plums, licorice, and Asian spices. Velvety-textured and medium-bodied, with loads of fruit, and a plump, expansive, plush texture, this is an atypically forward Gruaud Larose to drink now and over the next 12-14 years. - Robert Parker
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, March 2017
Light purple core with a ruby rim. Aromas of black cherry and violets mix with notes of wild herbs, crushed rocks and just a hint of cigar box on a mature and enticing nose. The tannins are nicely integrated at this... Light purple core with a ruby rim. Aromas of black cherry and violets mix with notes of wild herbs, crushed rocks and just a hint of cigar box on a mature and enticing nose. The tannins are nicely integrated at this stage, with the purple/red fruit offset by a core of bright acidity. Beautifully textured, this wine is a pleasure to drink now, and should continue to impress for another 5-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2001
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

This is a classic style from the Saint Julien appellation which was ranked a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The vines are planted on 82 hectares of Garonne gravel. Grapes are handpicked and matured for 16-18 months in French, fine grain, oak barrels. Annual production of the grand vin averages around 150,000 bottles.

Winery

Gruaud Larose

Chateau Gruaud Larose was established in the 18th century in the commune of Saint-Julien, when Joseph Stanislas Gruaud united three of his estates under the name of “Fonbedeau”, also called Gruaud. He left the property upon his death to Monsieur de Larose, and in 1781 the name of the new owner was added to that of its predecessor.

When Monsieur de Larose died, the estate was divided among his heirs and the property was split into separate estates. Desire Cordier bought the first two shares, and in 1935 bought the last remaining estate. The property was then reconstituted covering 137 hectares of which 68 are under vine. The company changed hands in 1982, 1993, and again in 1997, when the Merlaut family, already owners of several Medoc cru estates, bought Gruaud Larose.

Today, the Gruaud Larose vineyard is composed of the noble Bordeaux varieties, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The average age of the vines of Gruaud Larose is about forty years, although the most ancient of these are nearly 100 years old.