Red

1980 Château Gruaud Larose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • jviz wrote: 92 points

    May 9, 2020 - This was a Winebid purchase. The fill and capsule were absolutely flawless, and the cork came out in one piece with ease, without any long streaks.
    Whoever stored this did an immaculate job. I pulled the cork at 2pm and let it Audouze for an evening dinner.

    The bottle was perfectly sound. Not a hint of TCA or oxidation. Thorough bricking but still a bit of ruby peeking through. On the nose you find tobacco and a hefty dose of green bell pepper. It’s a bit lacking in fruit substance but good acidity. No overt raisin notes, more faded red fruits. Really true to the vintage (lean with high acidity) and performed above expectations for a 40 year old wine. Paired just lovely with steak au poivre

  • andtheodor wrote: 90 points

    May 22, 2018 - Redolent of a dusty cedar chest, old humidor, green peppers. Tart, thin, and short but still some waning charm for those who like green old claret.

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  • BoulderWine Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 19, 2017 - My brother gifted me this bottle some 30+ years ago and I've been saving it to share with some folks who would appreciate it, and tonight was the night with some French friends. The first few years of storage were not particularly good but it had been stored impeccably for the last 30 years. The cork had been soaked through at some point but it was dry tonight and came out intact. Popped 2 hours before dinner but didn't decant it until just before drinking with grilled lamb chops. Mature color and aromas with refined fruit and flavors. Held up beautifully over all these years and everyone loved it.

  • vivt Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 14, 2014 - red claret, color, closed initally then red fruit some age, brown rim, opened up as I ate some tobacco, chocolate, got better and better with long finish. amazingly alive for such an old wine.

  • awinestory wrote: 98 points

    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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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Gruaud Larose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (2%)
  • In Cellars 77 (70%)
  • Consumed 31 (28%)

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