Château Gruaud Larose vertical tastings - Tasting notes

With its slogan 'the wine of kings, the king of wines', Château Gruaud Larose revels in its celebrated Second Growth status in the compact, cru classé-concentrated appellation of Saint-Julien, the smallest of the Médoc's famous regions. Gruaud Larose's 82 hectares of vines add up to almost 10% of all Saint-Julien's vineyards.
On the occasion of ProWein, Germany's annual wine and spirits trade fair, Gruaud Larose general manager David Launay toured three cities between 18th and 20th March - at Sankt Moritz Restaurant in Berlin, Haerlin Restaurant in Hamburg and Wine Live in Düsseldorf - to hold vertical tastings for the German wine experts. Just over a week later, at Château Gruaud Larose on Wednesday 31st March during en primeur week, more vintages were served at another vertical tasting dinner, including a 1962 double magnum and a 1918 magnum.

All tastings combined, 17 vintages stretching back to the end of trench warfare in Europe are featured. By Panos Kakaviatos

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1982

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1986

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1996

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2003

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1983

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1962

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1995

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1990

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1989

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1918

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1997

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 1975

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2000

Sarget de Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Larose de Gruaud, Saint-Julien

N/A N/A N/A 2000