1980 Château Gruaud Larose

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98 Points

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - cork broke ...
garnet, med translucency (surprise) pale orange minsicus
nose: med+ intensity, very strong tobacco (pleasant), some dark fruit
palate: dry, acid med+, tannin med and sweet, body med alc est 13.5 finish med+

style: Rocking acidity after thirty-one years, this is a well-balanced wine with good integration of oak, acid, tannin. Delicious flavors of ripe black cherry, minerals, black licorice, a mint quality, and long luscious finish. Impossible to believe 31 years, though no one would say it is younger than 8

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