Sarget de Gruaud-Larose is one of the most popular second wines in Bordeaux. Made of the younger vines of the domain, it receives the same care as its big brother. Less tannic and less oaked, it exhibits silky notes of red fruit with a hint of fresh liquorice. It is just perfect for amateurs looking for a more affordable classified Bordeaux which is more ready to drink. A beautiful second wine.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Gruaud-Larose
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon (61%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (5%), Cabernet Franc (4%)
Drink from now to 2025
Open 2 hours before
Serve at 16-18°C
Grilled steak, pan-fried veg, matured cheese.
Age of vines: 30 years old
Maturing: 14 months in oak barrels (10% new)
|What experts say|
|87 - "Slightly high-toned, with a whiff of pomegranate giving way to red currant and bergamot notes, backed by a sandalwood edge on the finish."|