1986 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986
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1986 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1986

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
165,00 € tax incl. 137,50 € tax excl.
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96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(01-2003) Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. 

96 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(10-2019)

Features
Vintage Wine 1986
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Gruaud Larose
Country France
Château informations
Gruaud Larose

Gruaud Larose

The Château Gruaud-Larose is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. AOC Saint-Julien, it is classified second growth in the Medoc classification of 1855. Château Gruaud-Larose's vineyard is composed of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. 


The best vintages of Château Gruaud Larose are 1945, the vintage 1947, the wines of 1961, the vintage 1982 and 1986. Then, the grands crus classés of 1990, 2000 vintages wines and 2009 are excellent.


>> see article "Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, Official Classification of 1855"
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