With a truffle, earth, cedar chest, cigar box and a basket of fresh picked cherries, with a handful of earth, you could recreate the beautiful perfume. While I've tasted better bottles of this wine, the sweet, fruits, silky textures and long finish were a beautiful treat to taste.
This was my experience with the 1959 Gruaud Larose. I hope it won't be my last. Intoxicating aromas of earth, tar, leather, smoke, flowers, cigar box, cassis and tobacco fill the air. Big, rich and concentrated, with supple, opulent textures, this sublime wine ends with a long, pure, sweet cherry filled finish.
This bottle was bottom neck level, which only confirmed the great provenance. I see a lot of reviews based on bottles that were likely not properly stored. This was a phenomenal wine! Although fully mature it showed no signs of weakness or fading. An amazing balance. Perfect integration of fruit, complexity and structure. Full body, and extremely soft tannins. Spices and cedar, dust all complexities you would expect from a 52 year-old Bordeaux. As we commented while drinking this wine, this is what a Bordeaux is supposed to be! Very glad to have tasted this bottle.
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(Gruaud Larose) A jero of 1959 Gruaud Larose had a reticent nose, deep but reticent, with nice black fruits, nuts and earth, but shy overall. The palate had classic qualities although it was a bit fruit forward. Bright and round, it was long and gritty but simple, possibly reconditioned
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