Château Gruaud-Larose 2009 - St-Julien
Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels (30% new)
It has dense aromas of smoky black fruits and purple plums,
underlying the rich ripe fruit. Great concentration and persistence, beautifully harmonious, developing complex and intriguing characteristics on the palate, superb tannin structure, with an elegant, long lingering finish.
There are 84 hectares of vineyards located on a gravel-rich plateau just to the west of Château Beychevelle.
For many years Gruaud-Larose was owned by the négociants Cordier, who also own Château Talbot. It was sold in 1993 to the French conglomerate, Alcastel Alstom, which in turn sold it to the Taillan Group, owners of Chasse-Spleen and Haut-Bages-Libéral, in 1997. The talented Georges Pauli has remained as régisseur and winemaker throughout all these changes.Chateau Gruaud Larose - Official Website