Red

2008 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2017 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 21, 2022 - Consistent with my note from November ‘21. Compared to when I tasted it years ago, this is more evolved. Pronounced notes of tobacco and graphite. This is a feminine wine and it won’t pop you in the face like a stronger vintage. Nevertheless, it is a well made wine and a great value wine considering I paid $45 for it.

  • Hans Lukas Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 24, 2021 - Duftet nach Minzschokolade, Kampfer und Schwarzen Johannisbeeren. Nicht sehr dichtes Rubin. Etwas Frucht, Pflaume/Kirsche, Schwarzer Tee, Zedernholz, Leder. Mittleres Tanin. Ist das jetzt klassischer, eleganter, schlanker Stil oder doch etwas dünn? Ich bin kein Freund von Überkonzentration, aber dem Wein täte etwas mehr Dichte gut. Kein besonders gutes PLV.

  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 19, 2021 - This is really starting to strut its stuff. Very left bank and very St Julien. More beauty than brawny and is entering its early maturity window. The pronounced graphite on the finish is consistent with my last tasting note. Decanted for 1 hour.

  • Patrik H Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 14, 2020 - On the nose: Black currant, cigar box, leather and pig sty
    On the palate: Black currant, cigar, tobacco, leather, fine balanced fruit
    Long finish

  • greg533 wrote:

    March 27, 2020 - BlackBerry, mint, Bell pepper, touch of leather
    Tanin on the tongue and the gums
    Not on tertiary aroma but there is a beginning of dissociation between water and other componants.

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2018 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    2/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012, 11/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/19/2012 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/19/2010 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/4/2009 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Very dark red violet color; nice cassis, black fruit, pencil lead, graphite nose; distinctive, pencil lead, graphite, tart black fruit palate, needs 5-plus years; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 087000346178, 3025646229148, 3251093407666, 3388118561338

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 54 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,406 (76%)
  • Consumed 396 (21%)

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