brief note. PNP. cork perfect. color dark. this was totally rockin tonight, and has lots of life ahead by my estimation. we were lamenting how great old Bordeaux can be, but how long it can take to get to that smooth resolved stage. this one is there and should hold
From magnum. We were all blown away by how well this showed tonight. Outstanding nose of sweet dark fruit, weedy tobacco, some leather and more pronounced red fruit after an hour. This all carried through to the bright and fresh palate. Great balance and long smooth finish. GL not usually a favorite of mine, but this was a great St Julien.
Beautiful. Just outstanding bouquet that has amazing aromas of creme de cassis, black fruit and what I can only describe as tannic bliss. What a stunner. One of the best wine experiences I have had in a long time. Drinking gloriously now but still has years left. Score = [ 50 + 5 + 14 + 17 + 9 ] = 95
Immaculate bottle from my cellar since release. Low neck fill. Nose of cherry, sweet cedar, multiple layers of secondary and tertiary notes. Smooth, no tannins. Long lingering finish, elegant and polished. WOTN against a Latour 1998 and 2001 Calon Segur.
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(Château Gruaud Larose) Tasted in a flight with the '82 and '86 Gruaud Larose: dark red violet; big cassis and oak nose; youthful and luxurious cassis and tart red fruit, cherry palate with leather edges; medium-plus finish