2006 Gruaud Larose Gruaud Larose
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2006 Gruaud Larose Gruaud Larose
  • WE 91
  • NM 91
  • WS 90
  • JG 90

Reg: $89.94

$72.94

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Reg: $89.94

$72.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Initially dominated by tannins this wine is now evolving to show a softer easier side. With sweet fruit and a delicious refreshing juicy black currant acidity the tannins are now the base of an approachable wine offering...   Initially dominated by tannins this wine is now evolving to show a softer easier side. With sweet fruit and a delicious refreshing juicy black currant acidity the tannins are now the base of an approachable wine offering considerable pleasure. R.V.  
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with good definition and poise with good lift – very Pauillac in...   Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with good definition and poise with good lift – very Pauillac in style with the Cabernet driving it along. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced with good acidity. Firm tannins, ripe and elegant, very well poised on the briary finish. Charming.  
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Shows plum and raspberry aromas with hints of flowers. Full-bodied with super well-integrated tannins and pretty fruit on the middle palate. All there in balance and finesse. Best after 2013. 20000 cases made. â_"JS
JG 90
View From The Cellar, March 2009
As was the case with Beychevelle, it had been several vintages since I last tasted a young example of Gruaud Larose, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the 2006. I had lost faith in the style of this...   As was the case with Beychevelle, it had been several vintages since I last tasted a young example of Gruaud Larose, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the 2006. I had lost faith in the style of this property in the mid-1980s, as the wines seemed excessively forced to me already at that time, with more toasty oak than I personally care for in my claret. But a few of those vintages have aged better than I might have supposed, and the 2006 looks even more judiciously crafted than those more “bruising” styled wines of the late ‘80s. The 2006 Gruaud offers up an impressively complex nose of cassis, tobacco, a touch of tarriness, gravelly soil tones and a refined framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and quite suave on the attack, with good mid-palate depth, moderate tannins and lovely shape and length on the complex and well-balanced finish. A very stylish example of the ’06 vintage. (Drink between 2018-2040)  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2006
Size 750ML