Red

2005 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2016 - 2030 (Edit)
CT91.6 210 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 163

  • JLG Personal Does not like this wine: 86 points

    May 7, 2022 - Y’all. This is just a crappy wine. #sorrynotsorry

  • remyworldpeace wrote: 87 points

    April 20, 2022 - Unfortunately my experience was like some of the similarly scoring here: this was simply too closed (and young) to really enjoy.

    Nose of muted spices and cassis. Similar on palate with black fruit and spices with vanilla note on finish.

    Overall still very closed and rather tannic even with a good 90 mins further to open in glass. Doubtlessly good potential as this is well structured/balanced and will flashes of exciting flavours peaking through. But needs way more time to mature or at minimum a very long decant.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • spoplack wrote: 98 points

    April 16, 2022 - what a pleasant surprise. I drank a 2005 GL about 8 years ago and it was searingly tannic and unbalanced. It is drinking so beautiffuly now. The tannins have melted leaving a complex balanced perfect example of St. Julien. Bravo!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Zweder wrote: 94 points

    April 13, 2022 - Monthly Tasting Group HWS: Bordeaux 2005 vs 2009 (by DJ): A lot of dark berries, oak, graphite and cedar in the somewhat earthy and rustic bouquet. On the palate sweet chocolate, juicy red berries, sweet spices, beautiful oak and cedar, some spiciness, laurel and cassis. Fabulous acidity and beautifully round tannin. A delicious wine with at least another 5+ years of future. 94+

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • ProfByron Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 10, 2022 - This really has matured in recent years. Surprisingly so for 2005. Perhaps the vintage is finally opening up?

    Complex wine. Not exactly classic, but not shiny and modern either.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/6/2007 (link)

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    October 2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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    10/27/2006 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/26/2006 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Dark red violet color; cassis nose with depth; plush, lovely, cassis and tart plum palate with a menthol note; medium-plus finish (62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 031259000855, 087000307650, 087000317550, 087000331891, 087000336810, 087000346178, 3192371066727, 3251093212734, 3258691276540, 3448820800726, 3453521241600, 3550871200711, 400005025679, 400005288517, 400006892324, 873902008067

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  • Pending Delivery 589 (6%)
  • In Cellars 7,514 (74%)
  • Consumed 2,029 (20%)

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