The Château Gruaud-Larose is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. AOC Saint-Julien, it is classified second growth in the Medoc classification of 1855.Château Gruaud-Larose's vineyard is composed of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.
Garnet, with tar and vanilla nose. Sweet, ripe, opulent fruit. Elegant, not big, but totally beguiling. Less full and concentrated than expected for a '59, but charming.
( 11-1994) Many notes, many bottlings, all good.