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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.Chateau Gruaud Larose is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle Edition.
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We arranged a private tour of this winery. 20 euros each, and the tour lasted approx 1.5 hrs. Our tour guide spoke English very well, had very good knowledge of the winery, the region, the wines, the ... read more »
Bien, gentille visite, pas trop technique, la guide a su garder un discours compréhensible de tous, le domaine est vraiment beau, mais cette tour ultramoderne gache vraiment tout..même si la vue y est... read more »Well, nice visit, not too technical, the guide has kept a understandable speech of all, the area is really beautiful, but this tower ultramodern waste really all... even if the view is gorgeous...show original
En arrivant, j'étais très sceptique par le côté clinquant de cette tour, trop moderne à mon goût. Pour être caricatural ça sonnait plutôt faux ; une sorte de Disneyland du vin, au premier abord. Puis ... read more »When I arrived, I was very skeptical by the side foil of this tower, too modern for my taste. To be cartoonish it sounded rather fake. a kind of Disneyland of the wine, at first. Then the visit started, we of course began it by the tower. It offers a view of the whole area very nice even if I am sure that she can have the charm of the old Tower, which is more accessible to visitors. The tanks then the winery visit.. superb! We could also see their older bottles, apparently it's quite rare! 1815 for the oldest... that history! Then the tasting was really excellent. The castle is not visitors laughing since we have been proposed bottles ready to drink, namely a 2006 on their second wine (€34 bottle) and a 2002 on their first wine (€102 the bottle). The guide perfectly commented we visit. The only real flaw I will refer and which for me will remain is the set of sold derivatives (umbrella, polo, apron and even perfume...) this seems weird to me.show original
Beautiful cellar and property, fantastic wines!
Biscoito CDOSuper visit the cellars, welcoming and friendly guide, beautiful castleshow original
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