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Gruaud-Larsoe has had a long and turbulent history with many changes of hands. The most recent owners have commenced the conversion to biodynamic agriculture, wanting to show their respect for the land. The estate is comprised of 85 hectares of vines, located on medium gravel soils.
Famous for their huge wines with massive tannins, they show a great deal of austerity in their youth. Given time, they evolve into creamy and complex wines with an outstanding depth of flavour.
Saint Julien enjoyed a very hot dry year with magnificent wines in 1990. Ripe tannins and sound acidity produced beautifully balanced wines. The 1990 Chateau Gruaud Larose shows mature aromas of meat and smoke with red berries and blackcurrants. Leather, savoury herbs and charcoal are also evident. The palate follows through with layers of complexity and elegance. Full-bodied and opulent with optimally ripe tannins and immense power. This wine is at its’ peak now, but will keep for another few years to come.
It is a delicious match to juicy, dry-aged steak or spicy mutton.
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