CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 (4) WA 96
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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
u. 3 x vts. 1 x hs. 4 x scuffed labels. 3 x wrinkled labels. 3 x scraped & marked labels.
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. December 2002 Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. WA 96