Red

2003 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2010 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 208

  • Vino Me wrote: 92 points

    June 18, 2022 - Decanted 3 hours before drinking. Fifth time I have had this wine. Moderate to heavy sediment. Crimson color with a little bricking. Notes of charcoal, menthol, tobacco and cassis. This was the earthiest and most rustic of the lineup. Part of a small 2003 Bordeaux horizontal with the Calon Segur and Ducru Beaucaillou. Drink by 2027. 92 points.

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  • doug374 Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 5, 2022 - A nice mouthful of fruits light tobacco, and smooth, rounded tannins. Score is held back for the absence of fireworks or distinctiveness. Happy to have with our grilled salmon and look forward to returning too.

  • oneworld82 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 13, 2022 - Another impeccably-kept bottle from Heritage Auctions. Ruby red color. Opened the bottle and let it breathe for a hour. The nose was very enticing, with lots of cassis, some vanilla, very fresh with not many tertiary or secondary notes. Bright acidity, very good structure, cassis, dark cherries, anise, black licorice, hints of pencil, grippy tannins still, oak and cracked pepper on the medium ending. A very good wine - a great expression of St Julien - and another great 2003 for me.

  • liber Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 7, 2022 - 5th of 12, opened an hour, perfect cork and level, nose more advanced than palate which is still funky and muddled though attractive enough and better than bottle last autumn, upside, 10+ years. For now VGI (17)........suggest decanting!

  • johnnyrichardson wrote: 87 points

    April 19, 2022 - Wonderful nose on opening which promised much but didn't really deliver for me..still a very powerful St Julien but totally lacking in charm. Lucky I only have one bottle left, I think 2003 is a vintage to forget.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/25/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    February 2013 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2005 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2005 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Gruaud Larose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 031259016283, 071570013721, 071570017231, 087000317550, 087000331891, 087000336810, 087000339019, 1048057009200, 3251092808952, 3258691220109, 400005945236, 400006201614, 649944051220, 999901004418

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 147 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5,002 (62%)
  • Consumed 2,871 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

duck, game, lamb, liver, meat, roasted, steak, stew

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99% Like It  72 votes

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