his second wine of Gruaud Larose performed very well in 2001, with intense concetration and complexity. Plus it is drinking well now. Parker rated the first wine 90 points. This estate is one of K&L's veteran Bordeaux expert Ralph Sands' favorites. According to Ralph: "The style of Gruaud is unique, and the vineyard blend has a lot to do with this. Made from 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, it is one of the few wines left in Bordeaux that still uses all five grape varietals.