1966 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1966

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100

Good

1966 CHÂTEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1966

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
210,00 € tax incl. 175,00 € tax excl.

Level 5/6 cm

Stock : 0 bottle
195,00 € tax incl. 162,50 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
89 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
88 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(1-1998)
A classic vintage for Gruaud-Larose, the 1966 remains surprisingly young, relatively unevolved, but austere, with a black currant, cedary, earthy fruitiness, and firm tannins. The finish is dry, but long and still youthful. In style and texture, the 1966 Gruaud-Larose resembles a big Pauillac. Will the 1966 Gruaud-Larose ever shed its tannic toughness?
87 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(2-1991)
Cedary, tarry nose, with hints of cassis. Firm yet beginning to round off. Elegant cassis emerges, and the wine begins to open, showing nuances of fruit, but it's not yet ready to drink.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(6-1994)
Although drinking well in the late 1970s, noted several times as unready during the early part of the next decade. Also various bottles "fully evolved", "full of fruit and extract", "crisp", "still tannic" --a bit of a hotch potch of notes. A fragrant, rich, cedary double magnum at the chateau in April 1994, notably full-bodied and laden with fruit, extract and tannin. Two months later a most attractive bottle, stylish, mature, drinking well.
Features
Vintage 1966
Rating 85-89
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 100 € to 200 €
Château Gruaud Larose
Country France
Château informations
Gruaud Larose
Gruaud Larose

The Chateau Gruaud-Larose is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. AOC Saint-Julien, it is ranked second growth in the Grand Cru classification of 1855 


(>> see article "Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, Official 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 wine stays for 16 to 18 months in oak barrels in new mediums at 35%. Some great vintages have remained exceptional in Gruaud-Larose, as in all of Bordeaux, such as 196119821986 or 1989. This important area with extremely rare homogeneity is implanted on 80 hectares of single piece of deep gravel rumps . It produces the largest and most robust Saint-Julien, a wine of great class and very long guard, raised until 1991 under the direction of Georges Pauli, who has exalted his characteristic style under several successive owners.


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