Gruaud Larose 1982

Product Details

Vintage
1982
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Julien

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
98

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 blind....it is that compelling. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.