Chateau Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle

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Château Gruaud-Larose is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. It is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.HistoryThe property has a younger history than most of its cohorts. Its origins date to 1725 and the knight Joseph Stanislas Gruaud. The property was called Fond-Bedeau, and was administered by two Gruauds; one a priest and the other a magistrate. The magistrate, the Chevalier du Gruaud, died in 1778 and his part of the property was deeded to Joseph Sebastian de La Rose, who renamed this property Gruaud-La Rose or Gruaud-Larose. This piece was classified as a Second Growth in 1855.Control of the property was split among multiple descendants, but the property remained intact until 1867 when it was split into Château Gruaud-Larose-Sarget (after the Baron Sarget) and Château Gruaud-Larose-Faure (after Adrien Faure, who married one Sophie Bethmann, heiress to a portion of the estate).The two châteaux were reunited by the Cordier family, who purchased the Sarget piece in 1917 and the Faure piece in 1935; the château became a centerpiece of the many Cordier properties along with Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey and Château Talbot.In 1983 it was purchased by the Compagnie de Suez, and in 1993 by Alcatel-Alsthom, and in 1997 by the Taillan Group, headed by Jacques Merlaut, which owns a number of other properties, most notably Château Haut-Bages-Liberal.
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  • We visited here during a river cruise. Just beautiful and some of our favorite wines of the seven days in Bordeaux. I love hearing about the technology that is used by big wine giants to keep their gr...  more »
  • Was very nice - good home - quality business - discover Castle and remarkable gardens! view from the breathtaking Tower!
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  • We took a tour today of the Winery.The grounds are as nice as can be. Very nice and green.The look out tower is 6 stories up and great view. Wines are very good around 100e for first growth and 35e fo...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and fabulous views of the area
  • Beautiful cellar and property, fantastic wines!
  • Super visit the cellars, welcoming and friendly guide, beautiful castle
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