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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  • Of all the castles in the region, that, despite its beautiful architecture lacked a bit of charm, its Tower in stainless steel, all closed shutters, rather high wine prices. However visit interesting and good tasting of a grand cru class 2001.
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  • This castle Grand Cru class at St Julien is a very nice visit to family, friends or a couple. Very modern but all respecting the character of the Châteaux of the Médoc, through several rooms and halls always beautiful and functional. Chests, chai, observation tower, tasting room... The guide is very at ease, smiling and very complete information. Downside: the number of screws tasted and the price of the bottles to the Castle. Prefer to buy them in the cellar, possibly at Margaux (Avant Garde cellar) where we found them cheaper.
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  • a great discovery of this beautiful place. all is well the environment, places and staff and not forgetting tasting... hummm Delish! TT in case a very nice area.
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  • Very beautiful and fabulous views of the area
  • Beautiful cellar and property, fantastic wines!
  • Super visit wineries, friendly guide, beautiful castle
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