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1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (in magnum)
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About Chateau Gruaud Larose


This "Super Second" began its life in 1725 under the direction of the Gruaud brothers. One a magistrate, and the other a priest, together they owned 116 hectares of gravelly soil in southern St. Julien.

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1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (in magnum)

Producer: Chateau Gruaud Larose
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Julien

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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , February 2013

Very youthful deep ruby-red color.  Brooding nose offers perfumed blackcurrant, mineral, violet and quinine aromas.  Big, dense and rich, conveying an impression of strong extract to the powerful, well-delineated blackberry and herb flavors.  The long, tactile finish features chewy but polished tannins and a lingering floral note.  Though ready to drink now, this wine will continue to age gracefully.  One of the best Gruaud-Larose wines of the past 40 years.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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