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1994 Château Gruaud Larose

  • 82 WA
  • 82 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51407-1994

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 82

    Some good berry and tobacco notes, but it's slightly dry and lean compared to others. A bit disappointing for this estate.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 82

    The 1994 performed better prior to bottling. It appears to have dropped much of its mid-palate sweetness and fatness, tastes greener than my cask-tasting notes suggested, and finishes with a searing degree of harsh, bitter tannin. Perhaps I caught it in a dormant, unflattering state of evolution, but it is currently revealing less ripeness, fruit, and texture. This wine's future is suspect as the wine lacks harmony.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Rutiger
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

  • 90 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 20 collectors)