Gruaud Larose 1982

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Product Details

St Julien

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

Along with the 1961, the 1982 is one of the two greatest Gruaud Larose's I have ever tasted. It needs decanting a good one to two hours in advance not only for aeration, but also to get it off its very heavy sediment. The colour remains a murky, opaque purple/garnet. The phenomenal nose smells like a Spanish tapas bar with notes of new saddle leather, licorice, tar, creme de cassis, olives, and grilled meats. Extremely full-bodied with a viscous texture, remarkable levels of glyercin, and fabulous concentration, the 1982 Gruaud Larose is still an adolescent in terms of development. The finish is filled with extract and tannin in a large, massively scaled style. I misidentified this wine as a first growth when tasted is that compelling. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.