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Community Tasting Notes (159) Avg Score: 91.3 points

  • I have always found that Gruaud fights above its weight class, and learned that from a wine dinner I hosted with Mike Steinberger as a guest. This bottle came direct from Gruaud, filled to the top and in immaculate condition. All of the tasting notes below capture the essence of what you'll find in the bottle - an unmistakable Bordeaux profile with black fruit, tobacco, cassis, cedar, and mellowed tannins. I decant just about every bottle of Bordeaux I consume, and this one got 4 hours, then cooled down a bit (below room temperature) for initial consumption. A wonderful wine to share with friends (and paired with flank steak).

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  • Bordeaux wine dinner; 6/18/15:
    Pichon Lalande 1990 - Lighter color than others, I think passing its prime. A little dry on the finish but perfectly nice still. 90
    Gruaud Larose 1989 - Very classic nose and palate of cedar and pine notes. Most silky palate of the bunch. Two at the table thought it was wine of the night. Not as much to my taste but very much classy Gruaud. 91
    Cos 1986 - Funky barnyard nose. Deep palate with still strong tannin, but plenty of fruit coming through. Liked it but there was some brett there that to me, hurt. 92
    Lynch Bages 1985 - For me, the wine of the night, largely due to the truly stunning nose. A tad dry on the palate but still long finish of dark fruit. 94

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Château Gruaud-Larose 1928 - 2011: Warm fruit, dark berries but - strangely enough - some very mature gooseberries, sweet pipe tobacco, spicy; good complexity and length, broad shouldered.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/11/2008, (See more on 94 points

    (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
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2007, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Gruaud Larose) Herbal, piney, tobacco nose; mature tobacco and tart black fruit palate with olive edges; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

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