1976 Château Gruaud Larose 2eme Cru Classe (St Julien) – NO RESERVE

Winning Bid: £57.00

One 75cl bottle which was bought at auction in the 2000s from the cellars of an Edinburgh gentleman.It has since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.The wine fill is into neck and the label is bin soiled and has a couple of tiny scrapes.The capsule is in good condition.

Wine Offer Status: Duty Paid, no VAT payable



No Reserve set on this auction lot.
1976 was a very hot,dry vintage in Bordeaux,stressing the vines and had all the ingredients present for an excellent vintage and Robert Parker rates it very highly in his Bordeaux book “The top 1976s appear to have stayed at their peak of maturity without fading or losing their fruit.I wish I had bought more of this vintage,given how delicious the best wines have been over an extended period of time.The 1976 vintage was at its strongest in the northern Medoc appellations of St.Julien,Pauillac and St.Estephe”.

I can only locate one professional tasting note on the 1976 Gruaud Larose:-

“Concentrated, leafy, green tea nose, with a black truffle note and a hint of cassis. Firm, spicy, ripe fruit and medium body. An elegant very stylish ’76.–Gruaud-Larose vertical”.

The Wine Spectator. (February 1991).

The two most recent tasting notes on the 1976 Gruaud Larose on Cellartracker:-

“Still a deep color. Warm, earthy, sage nose. Showing its age in the taste, but still elegant and long”.
(94 Points)

OZ11779. (Cellartracker.22/8/2018).

“Chris brought this. The label was pretty battered, but the cork said 1976. The year I graduated High School (and half the people at the tasting had not been born yet). I had low expectations for this. Not a horrible vintage but not great and I thought this likely to be DOA despite that Gruaud Larose made very long lived wines back then. I was wrong. The cork broke on opening but came out in two pieces. It was not decanted which might have been a good thing (especially since I got an early pour). Deep ruby in color. The nose had a touch of funk, but some cassis with tobacco, both cigar and smoked. On the palate, there is most definitely fruit. Cranberries and cassis. Not a whole lot of layering and complexity which surprised me yet it had vibrant fruit. At 41 years, that’s not bad. A fun treat. Thanks Chris”.
(89 Points).

LOREN SONKIN. (Cellartracker. 4/2/2017).


Auction History

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Highest bidder was: PJA

Date Bid User Auto
2019-02-08 13:31:15£57.00PJA
2019-02-08 13:31:15£52.00ditton Auto
2019-02-08 00:15:11£35.00ditton
2019-02-08 00:14:53£30.00barberwines Auto
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2019-01-24 15:23:03£11.00barberwines Auto
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2019-01-08 07:42Auction started

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