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1975 Château Gruaud Larose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 89 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 78 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51407-1975-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Fading ruby with an aged rim. Lowkey nose and a bit too much like hard work. Very chewy and fairly light. Of another era. Drying on the finish. On the way down; drying out.?204.40 Caves de Pyr?ne
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    This massive, backward wine appears to resist aging. Still bitterly tannic, impressively-colored (dark garnet with no amber), and monstrous on the palate, this wine will either turn out like the outstanding 1928 and begin to reveal some charm and character around age 40, or it will dry out, much like the 1948. It needs another 5-10 years of cellaring. The excruciatingly painful level of tannin makes this wine an enigma. It is likely to be appreciated only by the most patient Bordeaux enthusiasts. I would not be surprised to see some wine writer touting its greatness around 2025, long after most of it had been consumed and found to be pleasureless. Owners should try not to touch a bottle before 2005.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Very ripe and concentrated mature cassis nose, with cedar and tar. Very full and concentrated flavor, though still mostly unevolved. Ripe fruit is beginning to emerge, though, showing promise.--Gruaud-Larose vertical.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Mature
    Author: marv
The phrase "The King of Wines..." adorns its label, but this isn't Bordeaux Budweiser. In fact, St. Julien's Second-Growth-classified Chateau Gruaud Larose was known as "the wine of kings" back in the late 1700s and continues this legacy today. The most notable recent example is President Chirac serving 1990 Gruaud Larose to President Clinton at Parisian bistro L'Ami Louis in June, 1999.

The chateau occupies 84 hectares on a gravel-rich plateau in St. Julien neighboring Chateau Beychevelle. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wines are often complex, opulent and flamboyant and always age worthy. The finest examples of Gruaud Larose in recent memory are 2010, 2000 and 1990.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 144 bottles owned
  • 45 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 45 collectors)