Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 313
CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 (12) WA 96
  • CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986 (12) WA 96

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CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
u. 1 x bn. 7 x vts. 2 x ts. 1 x hs. 12 x scuffed labels. 6 x wrinkled 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

12 bts.    per lot $2,200 - $2,400

Realised: $2,016
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 6-12
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 96
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1986