Red

2009 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 114

  • jkvedar Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 15, 2022 - Decanted 3 hours at cellar temperature. Still youthful and has many years ahead, but showing well now. Graphite, cedar, tobacco, a touch of leather on the nose. Well-integrated and balanced on the palate. Medium-bodied. Someone else said sweet fruits and that is a good call. Very long finish. Paired with grilled tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes and salad.

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

    April 13, 2022 - Monthly Tasting Group HWS: Bordeaux 2005 vs 2009 (by DJ): Beautiful bouquet with sweet spices, cedar, vanilla and red as well as dark berries. Same on the palate, a lot of sweet spices like cinnamon and vanilla, beautiful red and dark berry fruit and beautifully fresh acidity and tannin which is already very agreeable. A delicious wine with a good future. 94+ for today.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • novie1234 wrote: 90 points

    April 6, 2022 - Last rating 92. Must have been feeling enormously generous. Just not big enough for a St Julian from 09. Mellow. Lacking. Drinkable, sure but nothing special.

  • guitarro28 wrote: 88 points

    January 23, 2022 - Tasted funky upon opening but opened up after 2 hours of breathing. This wine has not reached its full potential however.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineappreciation wrote: 92 points

    January 11, 2022 - Subtle nose of blueberry, graphite, violets; well-structured, long, layered, graceful; already moderately well-developed and in a good drinking window

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Test Of Greatness: 2009 Bordeaux Ten Years On (March 2019), 3/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    Bordeaux 2009 10 years on, 2/7/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • By Ian D'Agata
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2011 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011 (link)

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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/1/2010 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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  • By Chris Kissack
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Dark red violet color; very appealing, lifted, tart currant, cedar, herbaceous, pencil lead nose; classic, tasty, plush, pencil lead, tart currant palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 087000336810, 3100415107053, 3292144649116, 3394150032491, 3453521173277, 3453521173529, 3453521173543, 3453521213300, 3550871203996, 3700266212793, 400001985236, 400001994634

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 682 (7%)
  • In Cellars 7,838 (78%)
  • Consumed 1,576 (16%)

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