2000 Gruaud Larose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51407-2000
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($100-$115) Bright ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of roasted black raspberry, leather and grilled nuts. Lush, sweet and thick, with an almost unctuous texture and terrific volume. A wine of compelling sweetness and chewiness, not to mention sheer mouthfilling size. Finishes with huge, broad, sweet tannins and lingering notes of blackcurrant, coffee and leather. Classic, thoroughly ripe Gruaud-Larose.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Absolutely wonderful aromas of flowers, currants and citrus. Full-bodied, yet very, very refined, with a center core of fruit that tastes like crushed raspberries and goes on and on. Greatest wine from this estate since 1945. 18,750 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    This saturated bluish-black/purple-colored wine seems at first closed and broodingly backward. In the mouth, it is dense, textured, full-bodied, pure, yet, at the same time, closed. This wine is large-sized, with high tannin but equally high extract and richness. The wine will require patience, and seems to me to be the best effort Gruaud Larose has put forth since their sumptuous 1990.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating:

    Very dark, thick crimson. Lead pencils and great intensity on the nose with real interest. Hooray! Maybe the merest hint of brett stops the fruit from being super fresh. Shame because it promised much initially. Rather awkward tannins on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Spike
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: davinci68
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Owens Jack
  • Self | Rating: 5

    Drink Dates: 2014-2034
    Author: NOSE
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Early
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Great nose, but the taste was a little thin. Maybe it got cooked over the past decade?
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Had this bottle open for 4 nights. Dark purple with no browning even after 4 nights. Right after opening the bouquet was of damp earth; after an hour it revealed tobacco and tea aromas. The 2nd night was the most aromatic with flavors of currant and a sweet flavor that I could not quite identify (menthol, anise?). The 3rd night the bouquet actually seemed sweeter; the bouquet and flavors were dissipating, but the structure was still intact with no signs of oxidation.
    Author: Front Man
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Really needs time to open up. Was very tight at first. Black impenetrable fruit. Opened up to Brett smells, cedar, aging bordeaux smells. Really improves with air, so my range takes into account what this could be in another 5 to 10 years.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This may need some more time to fully develop. The fruit and cassis flavors are masking the tannins pretty well at this point.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2023
    Author: Alexander C229
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This wine reminds of the 1986 GL at this stage but perhaps lacks some of the steely resolve of that wine (which still has not come close to maturity). Clean aromatics of herbs and dark fruits. Tons of tannin, concentration, and acidity in the mouth.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2025
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    Trata-se de um RP 94.
    Author: Elsen
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

  • 4416 bottles owned
  • 567 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 567 collectors)