Climate in 1995
June and July were had noticeable high temperatures and no precipitation. Thanks to the good climatic conditions of the summer, the grapes reached a chemical make-up that could be qualified as excellent at the time of the harvest. September was marked by cool and rainy weather. These precipitations were cause for concern before the harvest but, mostly, they were useful to compensate for the excessive dryness; the consequences hereof could have been detrimental.
Deep, intense, ruby red colour. The nose is concentrated and reveals fresh fruit of raspberries and red currants. Overtones of smoke and tobacco. Smooth yet precise attack. Notes of juicy fruits mingle with spices such as cinnamon. A touch of minerals on the finish. Great length with a certain acidity that extends it.
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See producer detail: Château Gruaud Larose