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1995 Château Gruaud Larose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 89 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51407-1995

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark crimson with a little age at the rim. Powerfully scented and spicy - a wine that craves attention. Sweet start, sweet throughout so that it is not one of the subtlest but it should deliver lots of pleasure. Just a little chewy on the end even though the fruit has evolved quite a bit. Very Gruaud.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Intense aromas of crushed blackberries, licorice and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, concentrated and structured. Give it some time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Revealing more grip and tannin since bottling, the 1995 Gruaud-Larose exhibits a dark ruby color, and a nose of sweet black cherries, licorice, earth, and spice. Rich, with medium to full body, high tannin, and subtle oak in the background, the 1995 is nearly as structured and tannic as the 1996. The two vintages are more similar than dissimilar.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Ruby-red with a pale rim. Initially closed nose opens slowly with aeration to offer delicate blackcurrant and mineral aromas complicated by a touch of field herbs. Then richer and deeper on the palate, with flinty blackcurrant, raspberry and herbal flavors carrying nicely through the aftertaste. The chewy, peppery tannins have smoothed out nicely with age. This wine has already developed much more depth and complexity than it showed on release; should it continue to evolve positively, it may yet turn out to be amemorable Gruaud.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: ruymartins
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2008-2022
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating:

    Hanging in there on the fruit. Needs 1 1/2 hr of air
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    soft, thin, minerality is good. It is leveling off, drink now
    Author: Mcaz
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

  • 492 bottles owned
  • 100 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 100 collectors)