Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 1982 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 1982

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Château Gruaud Larose Saint Julien 1982
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$395.00

SKU 15804

750ml

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Attractive, surprisingly youthful, intense smooth deep red colour. Very complex nose, smooth, rich and heady, mixing notes of over ripe red fruit and autumnal undergrowth. Full and silky in the mouth, with very rich, ripe tannins.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château Gruaud Larose
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Wine AdvocateA massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux's I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now-2050.

Robert Parker, June 2009
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Wine SpectatorOne of the best wines ever made at this estate. Dense ruby color with a slight amber edge. Intense grape, berry and raspberry aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, ripe fruit and mineral aftertaste.

James Suckling, November 30, 1998