Red

1975 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2001 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • cct wrote: 88 points

    April 2, 2022 - Double decanted for sediment than drunk over several hours.

    On the nose, it's classic and fully mature with cigar box, leather, cassis, and violet. The nose is lovely. Mid weighted, firm with more of the same notes on the palate. It's tertiary and savory more than fruit driven, with a classic restrained feel, that on the back end unfortunately turns astringent, and even for this lover of generally austere wines, it clamps on the back end. This has the firmness and tannic bite of many 75's. I've probably drunk most of a case of this wine over the last 20 years and I really thought this was one '75 that would turn the corner and soften. At this point, I've given up that hope believe the tannins will outlive the fruit. I love wines with classical lines, but the back end it is still a bit too much for me. The nose and even the front end of the palate were outstanding, but the finish stole some of the joy. Very good still, and while I suspect this will hold for a long time, it's not going in the right direction.

    PSA Hedonists run away as fast as possible.

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  • jviz wrote: flawed

    February 26, 2022 - This particular bottle was well over the hill, so unable to rate. Drinkable, just barely, but not enjoyable

  • GrapeScott wrote: 89 points

    December 26, 2021 - This was one of those odd Gruaud Larose bottle that looks like it came off a pirate ship, with a fill into the bottom of the extended neck. This has that trademark '75 build, with tannins that are still going pretty strong, and relatively less fruit that a wine with this amount of structure should have. Still, there are very pretty red fruits on the nose, with some savory herbal, shoe leather and cigar box notes. One of the more pleasant '75s I've tried.

  • David J Cooper wrote: 94 points

    November 24, 2021 - Medium red with brown edges. Lovely herbal nose with lots of Bordeaux’s greatest hits, cedar box, antique furniture and some dark chocolate and coffee bean. Dry balanced plum and dried cherry flavours and a nice dry slightly tannic finish.

    Over 2 hours and it kept going strong.

  • Richard Nabavi Does not like this wine: 88 points

    July 31, 2021 - Level: Upper shoulder

    Still a reasonably good colour, but a bit spirity on the nose. Very tannic and a bit dried out. My least favourite wine of the tasting.

    Tasted at the Winos’ Gruaud-Larose dinner, vintages 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1990, 1986, 1982, 1975, 1973, 1967, 1961 (see reviews for the other vintages)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Violet, lavender nose with a touch of beef; lovely, light, lavender, coffee, cherry palate with soft but solid tannins, good grip, youthfulness; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1975
  • 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 Code 087000336810

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 461 (59%)
  • Consumed 309 (40%)

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