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Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982

Auction:
2503
Lot:
361
Sold for:
$790$650

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: all bottom neck or better, slight tear at top of one capsule, bin wear and soil

"A massive wine that is clearly of first-growth quality in this vintage, the 1982 Gruaud Larose remains a youngster. A broodingly dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple color offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage (as well as one of the most concentrated Bordeaux's I have ever tasted), it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier and silkier. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life. This behemoth is a singularly profound example of Gruaud Larose that continues to justify its legendary status. Anticipated maturity: now-2050." R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09
3 bottles
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Chateau Gruaud Larose, Bordeaux wine, Cassis, French wines, Tannin, Wine, Wine tasting

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