Fine & Rare Wines, London
Tasted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by Papies with 535 views
David Launay of Gruaud Larose presented a flight of GL wines from the 60s onwards as well as discussed the history and evolution of the wine making. Interesting how he defined vintages as Gruaud ( the powerful ones 66,86,89) or Larose ( more elegant 62,90,96). Also very interesting their drive lately towards more Cab Sauv and Petit Verdot rather than merlot and Cab Franc. New oak % is increasing to 60-65% from 50%.
A great showing from a wine that is actually among the best value for quality in our view.
89 the great wine of the night but impressive showing from 66 and 62 both a great value buy if sourced from good places.
1985 was missing probably the best drinking GL in our mind at the moment and would have liked to try the 2000 although David said that was far too young and closed at this stage hence the omission from the flight.
Wines to look to buy 2001,96,& 89 (also the 85)