Delivery country:
United Kingdom
Language
CART
Free delivery over £200
Château Gruaud Larose 2018

Château Gruaud Larose

2018
92
PARKER
16
JANCIS ROBINSON
95
SUCKLING
94
WINE SPECTATOR
93
DECANTER

Other bottle sizes and vintages

£83.20

/ 0.75 L btl
  • Delivery in 24-48h
    Free delivery over £200
  • Insurance included & returns guarantee
  • 4.74/5 Evaluation from Trusted Shops

Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ratings and awards

202017.5 JR95 DC
201892 PK16 JR95 SK94 WS93 DC
201792-94 PK15.5+ JR92-93 SK92 WS93 DC
201694 PK17 JR94 SK93 WS95 DC
201593+ PK16.5 JR95 SK92 WS94 DC
201216.5 JR90 WS
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: SucklingWS: Wine spectatorDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling

Composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Gruaud Larose has a medium to deep garnet-purple color. It comes barreling out of the glass with powerful scents of blackberry preserves, baked plums and crème de cassis plus hints of fruitcake, Indian spices and tobacco leaf. The medium to full-bodied palate offers bags of baked berries flavors and a chewy texture with just enough freshness, finishing spicy. Judging by the slightly rustic tannins and suggestions of dried berry characters, I'm guessing the heat and drought had an impact this year. This said, the wine is very well crafted and delicious right now, although a good 3-4 years in bottle should soften the tannins and bring out further nuances.

— Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31/03/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 92 PARKER

Darkest, smudgy black-cherry colour. Lifted cassis and a hint of tea leaf. Paper-fine layers of tannins but not a lot of juice on the palate. Savoury, dark but slightly flat finish.

— Julia Harding (29/03/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2018 - 16 JANCIS ROBINSON

Aromas of currants, blackberries, dried flowers, dark chocolate and tobacco leaves. Citrus zest, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Complex and layered with a juicy core of ripe fruit. Silky and delicious. Very creamy and fine-tannined. Better from 2025.

— James Suckling (03/03/2021)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2018 - 95 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

5.0/5
1 review
Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Other customers also bought