Chateau Gruaud Larose is one of the five Second Growths in Saint Julien. It was formed when Joseph Gruaud merged several estates in 1757, which he left to Monsieur de Larose upon his death in 1771. The estate spent the latter half of the 19th Century and the start of the 20th Century divided as a result of inheritance, but was eventually reunited in 1935. The current owners, the Merlaut family, purchased the estate in 1997 and thus expanded their collection of properties which includes Haut-Bages Liberal in Pauillac and a share in the Osoyoos Larose estate in Canada.

The estate’s vineyards are located to the southwest of the village of Beychevelle. In total, Gruaud Larose has 82 hectares of vines planted on a mixture of gravel, sand, pebbles and clay over a subsoil of a similar composition. 60% of the estate’s vines are Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot at 30% and Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot making up 7% and 3% respectively. A new addition to the estate is a 21-metre tall tower that is used as a welcome centre and tasting room that offers panoramic views over Saint Julien. Gruaud Larose averages around 150,000 bottles per year of their Grand Vin, in addition to roughly 250,000 bottles of their second wine Sarget de Gruaud Larose. Having produced this second wine since 1979, it is known to represent incredible value for money particularly in good vintages.

Available Wines

2023 Chateau Gruaud Larose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM94-96
£358/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Gruaud Larose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 3x150cl

VM94-96
£369/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Sarget de Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

VM90-92
£114/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026