1998 Gruaud Larose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51407-1998-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Gruaud-Larose has fashioned an elegant, less rustic wine than previous vintages. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. The bouquet offers aromas of plums, black raspberries, and cassis. Stylish, with medium to full body, sweet tannin, and excellent purity as well as overall symmetry, it will drink well between 2004-2016.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Moderately saturated ruby-red. Explosive aromas of plum, blackberry, tar, cocoa and grilled bread. Sweet and generous but a bit disjointed at the moment. Possesses strong, nicely delineated fruit but seems a bit less stuffed and structured than the '99.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Very plummy, with berry, currant and stone aromas. Medium-bodied, with berry and slightly herbal flavors. Medium finish. A bit tough. 20,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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

    • 318 bottles owned
    • 62 collectors