11-08-2012 11-08-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2622B Boston
November 8, 2012 06:00 PMCalender
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Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982

$3,538$2,900
Auction: Fine Wines - 2622B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 08, 2012 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: eleven into neck, one bottom neck

"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." R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09
12 bottles
Estimate $3,000-4,000

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Chateau Gruaud Larose