Sarget de Château Gruaud-Larose 2009 - St-Julien
(Second label of Chateau Gruaud Larose)
Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Ageing: 14 months in oak barrels (15% new)
Deep dark red with purplish tints, the nose is very ripe with aromas of black fruit, wild strawberries and black cherry. The mouth is rich, ample, powerful and spicy, beautifully balanced with a long 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