1979 Château Gruaud Larose

Community Tasting Note


89 Points

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Sampled 1/20/12. The fill was top shoulder. The cork was in quite good shape and a solid one piece. The color, however, was very rusty and the nose indicated it was well past peak. But the wine surprised me on the palate. Still some good black fruits and cassis, leather notes and sweet Oak. Of course, this wine was better 10 years ago, but I've been very impressed by the longevity of Gruaud Larose and I wanted to see how this Chateau fares in a less than stellar year. I was not disapppointed.

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