2017 GRUAUD LAROSE / 拉露斯

Something about Gruaud Larose

Carrying a long winemaking tradition of excellence that spans over 300 years, Chateau Gruaud-Larose belongs to the class of wines who boast a legendary style of finesse. This “wine of kings and the king of wines,” according to the estate’s motto, is the result of a passionate commitment to crafting aromatic and beautifully floral wines (Larose) with an unmistakable minerality derived from the gravel terroir (Gruaud). In the appellation Saint-Julien, Chateau Gruaud-Larose is a predominately Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine.

Color

Red

Region

France

Sub-Region

Saint Julien

Vintage

2017

Size Price/BTL Total Price Availability
1x75cl $600.00 HKD $600.00 HKD 3 Immediate

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FROM THE
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The 2017 Gruaud Larose, which was bottled June 2019, is a little smudged on the nose compared to some of its peers, and I would say, compared to the nascent 2018. Attractive brambly red fruit mixed with cigar humidor and attic aromas that just require more precision and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. What it lacks is mid-palate weight, rendering this an easy-going Gruaud Larose that will not have the longevity of vintages either side. That said, it is a perfectly decent Claret. Drink 2021-2038.

A firm and silky young red with an attractive center palate of fruit and hints of cedar. Fresh, tight and compacted.

The 2017 Gruaud Larose is pliant, deep and quite expressive, while staying light on its feet. In 2017, Gruaud is a wine of precision and nuance rather than volume. There is lovely persistence and nuance in the glass. Even so, I can't help thinking there is quite a bit of unrealized potential here. All of the wine was fermented in oak vats, with slightly higher than normal temperatures for the Cabernets.

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