Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2016
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Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 2016

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750ml
$39.99

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Sarget de Gruaud Larose is the second label of the esteemed Gruaud Larose, and one of the best buys in the region of Saint Julien. Classified a second growth in 1855, Gruaud Larose is a house favorite for its rich and classic style and capacity for aging. The large vineyard has 66 different parcels planted to 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Malbec with old vines averaging 40 years. The Sarget is made from younger vines and spends less time in oak than the first label. Serve with roasted and grilled red meats, potatoes and hard aged cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a dense, smoky wine with powerful tannins. It follows the line of richness set since the 2014 vintage and balances rich black fruits and concentrated tannins cut with final acidity. Drink from 2025.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2019
James Suckling
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"A prototypical St.-Julien with a great balance of cassis and brambles with crisp acidity and rather elegant, dry tannins. I love the long, clean finish of this wine. You could drink this now, but should be better from 2019. The second wine of Chateau Graud-Larose."

Wine Spectator
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Features a core of focused cassis and damson plum flavors, along with light lilac, iron and bramble notes. Shows juicy energy on the finish, with the iron hint lingering longest. Accessible already. Drink now through 2029.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2019
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The 2016 Sarget de Gruaud Larose is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot with smaller parts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, bottled in May 2018. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers up expressive redcurrants and blackberry compote notes with hints of cassis, unsmoked cigars, dried herbs and rose hip tea. Medium-bodied, soft, very fresh and with exhilarating vibrancy, it has loads of mineral sparks on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018

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