2009 Sarget de Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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Decanter, December 2016

A spicy and fat, rich wine, atypical of Bordeaux. There is grip and depth of flavour here, with blackcurrant coulis character and some lovely menthol edging. A balanced wine.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

The chateau also produces a second wine, Sarget de Gruaud Larose.

Vinification for the second wine of Gruaud Larose, Sarget de Gruaud Larose, takes place in a mixture of wooden vats and cement tanks and the wine is aged in oak barriques (30% new) for 18 months. It can be chewy when young but develops very attractively over time and shows a core of black fruit with complex accents of spice.

This 2009 Sarget de Gruaud Larose is a true gem from the Bordeaux region of France. With its rich and vibrant red color, this wine immediately catches the eye and entices the senses. The nose is greeted with a complex bouquet of aromas, including blackcurrant coulis, menthol, and a hint of spice. It is clear that this wine has depth and character right from the start.

Upon the first sip, the palate is treated to a symphony of flavors. The blackcurrant coulis character shines through, providing a luscious and fruity taste. The spice notes add a touch of complexity and intrigue, while the menthol edging adds a refreshing and cool element to the wine. Each sip unveils new layers of flavor, creating a truly captivating experience.

One of the standout features of this wine is its texture. It is rich and velvety, with a smoothness that caresses the palate. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure and balance to the wine. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression.

While this wine may be atypical of Bordeaux, it is a delightful departure from the norm. It is bold and full-bodied, with a richness that is both captivating and memorable. The 2009 Sarget de Gruaud Larose is a testament to the exceptional quality of Bordeaux blends, showcasing the best that the region has to offer.

This wine is best enjoyed with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or beef stew. Its bold flavors and well-rounded structure make it a perfect pairing for rich and flavorful meals. Whether you are a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, this wine is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression.