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CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE

Have you heard the one about the Knight, the Abbot and the Magistrate? Sadly, we have no punch-line, so we'll move on. The knight, Joseph Stanislaw Gruaud, established the Saint-Julien property, and it was administered by two Gruauds, the priest and the magistrate. Upon the demise of the magistrate, part of the property went to Joseph Sebastian de La Rose, and there we have the origins of the name. Back in the day, they erected a tower over their vineyards so they could watch their workers.

Supremely innovative, they would sell their wines to the highest bidder at auction, and if the wine didn’t sell, they would keep lifting the price until it did. Over their history, Gruaud-Larose have been somewhat hit-or-miss; they have been more than capable of turning out stunning wines, just not with sufficient consistency to accompany their Second Growth status.

Since 1997, the estate has been in the hands of the Merlaut family, and they, with much acumen, have introduced sustainable practices and organics into the vineyard, with their 2009 vintage a welcome return to form.
LOCATION
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
VARIETIES PLANTED
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
90/100
95/100 The Wine Advocate

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ONE GLASS FOR EVERY WINE? THE JANCIS ROBINSON TASTING | WELLINGTON

Pairing wine expertise and refined design, this special glass is a result of a collaboration between product designer Richard Brendon, and renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson MW. This Wine Glass has been specifically designed to offer the best tasting experience for every wine, whatever its colour, style or strength, including things like Champagne and port. Made from mouth blown crystal the glass is ultra-fine, but remarkably strong, putting the wine drinker in intimate contact with the wine. We will have David Nash the New Zealand importer here to guide us through the glass tasting, while Regan McCaffery presents the wines.This will be unique, in that we have specially selected top wines that vary tremendously in flavour and texture, so we can put this glass through it's paces. Henri Giraud L'Espirit De Giraud Brut Nature, Josmeyer Hengst Riesling Grand Cru 2015, Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Chartron Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru VV 2016, Wild Earth 'Earth & Sky' Pinot Noir 2014, Biondi Santi Morellino di Scansano 2012, AALTO Ribera del Duero 2015, Chateau Sarget de Gruaud Larose 2015. Only 15 places available for this first tasting so book quickly!
When  |  6:00pm Wednesday 8 May
Where  |  Glengarry Thorndon 53 Hutt Rd Thorndon
Price  |  $49.00
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