• Whitman wrote: 93 points

    December 11, 2021 - Doesn't look like a very old wine, but with an orange rim. The nose is simply put delicious and complex. First with forest floor and earth, later tobacco og sweet black-currant and a metallic note. A medium palate with sweet fruit and black-currant ending in a fine medium quite dry finish. The finish is very dry in the beginning but it feels like it develops and later there is more fruit in the finish to balance the dryness.
    It is still fresh and a treat to taste a 50 years old wine that's so good. I dont know how to rate, but it would be like nose 94-95, palate 92-93.
    When you read Parker's note from 1996(86 p.) it is clear how well Gruaud Larose develops and that Gruaud Larose might be much better at 50 than 25 years.
    Kudos to Gruaud Larose.

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  • SLR204 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 26, 2021 - Still drinking well! Fully broken down tannins, very smooth and light texture. Wonderful nose of light earth and spiced fruits. Dark and light flavors of earth, tobacco, black fruits, spices. Delicious.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 97 points

    November 1, 2021 - Earth, cedar and blackberry nose; lean yet deep with fully resolved tannin; long earth and sweet blackberry finish.

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  • europat55 wrote: 92 points

    July 15, 2021 - Gorgeous nose (93); Outstanding palate (91)

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 18, 2021 - Nicely mature; light and balanced; clean soft smooth finish.

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  • mdahar wrote: 90 points

    April 17, 2021 - Done after 30 minutes

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 11, 2021 - Earthy light raspberry-blackberry; tar; cedar; light blackberry and cedar with earth and semi-sweet finish.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 18, 2021 - Light with some tart-sweet blackberry; fully integrated and smooth with coarseness; earth; long blackberry based finish.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 1, 2021 - Leather, cedar and tar nose; tart blackberry; balanced tannic support; earth and gravel; tart blackberry and semi-sweet finish.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 17, 2021 - Damp basement; cedar and light blackberry; soft integrated tannin; balanced and complex with tobacco and light cherry-mocha; lean and elegant finish.

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