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1986 Gruaud Larose - Red Wine

 

1986 Gruaud Larose


St. Julien Bordeaux

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Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035.
Robert Parker 96

Item: Wine-342924
Year: 1986
Producer: Gruaud Larose
Designation: St. Julien
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 96
 

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