2021 Sarget de Gruaud Larose St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
|2021||Sarget de Gruaud Larose (St. Julien)|
Smoky, tobacco-laden black cherry aromas are in the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, sweet, medium-bodied, forward, and already quite easy to like. You can enjoy this on release for its fresh cherry and red currant fruits. Drink from 2023-2031. 88-90
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When to Drink Chateau Gruaud Larose, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Gruaud Larose is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic and closed during its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-4 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Gruaud Larose is usually better with at least 12 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Gruaud Larose offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15 and 35 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Gruaud Larose with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Gruaud Larose is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Gruaud Larose is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Gruaud Larose is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
Some of the other Bordeaux properties owned by the Taillan Group include: Chateau Chasse Spleen in Moulis, Chateau Haut Bages-Liberal in Pauillac, Chateau Ferriere in Margaux, and Chateau de Camensac in the Haut-Medoc appellation.