2002 Chevalier de Gruaud, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Press and Tasting Notes

Chevalier de Gruaud is the highly sought after second label of the famous Chateau Gruaud Larose. Using the younger vines of the parent, Chevalier de Gruaud is a classic Bordeaux blend with nearly a decade of bottle age that exhibits a glorious nose of cranberries, blackberries, currant, kirsch liqueur, morning dew, autumn leaves and toast, the wine ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured September 27, 2010

THE REVIEW

Chateau Gruaud Larose has opened their cellar and re-released their highly sought after second label, the 1999 Chevalier de Gruaud.
     After tasting the wine, we locked down as many cases as we could of this classic Bordeaux blend which uses the younger vines of its renowned parent chateau.
    From the Saint-Julien sub-region, Chateau Gruaud Larose stands high above its neighbors overlooking the Gironde River Valley atop a coveted plateau, making the Chevalier de Gruaud quite literally on another level of spectacular!
    If Chateau Gruaud Larose is the proclaimed "wine of kings," Chevalier de Gruaud is most certainly the wine of princes! Embodying the terroir of the chateau's elevation, the bottle age, elegance and nuance offer the perfect segue into the fall season. Not an overly big wine, but rich and sophisticated, this heir to the throne of Bordeaux is full bodied but not extracted.
    Exhibiting a glorious nose of cranberries, blackberries, currant, kirsch liqueur, morning dew, autumn leaves and toast, the wine marries elegance and grace brilliantly. The acidity is low, the fruit ripe, and the tannins integrated. Pair with venison, roasted beef and duck. Enjoy now and over the next five years!Read More »