Red

1998 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2007 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 128

  • Macdog Likes this wine:

    June 17, 2022 - Lovely. Continues the theme of 1998 drinking wonderfully and showing characteristic freshness. Very impressive subtly on the nose. Pure across the palate. Dark fruit with subtle complexity. Decent length. At Goodman - ‘good value’ / QPR. A safa to start, this, and then 05 Ornellaia .. worked in that order!

  • Geoff Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 5, 2022 - Still young with vibrant fruit and tannins.

  • liber wrote: 88 points

    May 31, 2022 - Chez K, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level - dusty ruby, brown rimmed; funky, earth, bramble and plum, bit confused; medium, slightly short, dry, grainy tannins prominent in mid palate leaving sense of lack of balance, dumb fruit which may not have vigour to absorb tannins, against that last glass best, risks but maybe upside, 10+ years. VG (16).

  • empire80 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 27, 2022 - Cedar nose, fading fruit, quite tertiary but lots going on, gentle sweet spice, hints of leather and a touch of meat. Nice mature left bank claret.

  • dannyg Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 3, 2022 - The wine looks crimson colored. It tastes like blackberry, red currant, prune, fig, forest floor, mushroom, medicinal, lead pencil, nutmeg and clove. The body is medium. The wine has narrow texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. What I did like about this is you can open and drink it. Did not decant except for 30 minutes in bottle and to the glasses.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 087000316430, 087000331891, 087000336810, 3148597044735, 3251093407666, 3453521213300

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,539 (64%)
  • Consumed 837 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

baked potato., Côte de boeuf, grilled pork loin, Grilled sirloin, red meat, Rindfleisch, rotes Fleisch, thyme, Thymian

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  39 votes

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