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    Chateau Gruaud Larose 1961
    St. Julien
    1(5cm), 1(5.5cm), 2hbsl, 1fl, different importers
    Bottle (2)


    "The 1961 is among the greatest mature wines of Gruaud-Larose I have drunk. This powerful, rich, densely concentrated wine remains young, fresh, and vigorous, with a full decade of life ahead. It continues to exhibit a dark garnet color with some amber, a wonderfully fragrant quality (plus, minerals, tar, cedar, soy sauce, and licorice), a viscous texture, sensation depth of fruit, and a fabulous, albeit alcoholic finish. This is claret at its most decadent." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #95, Oct. 1994)

    "The 1961 Gruaud Larose from bottle curiously shows better than a magnum that was poured around the same time elsewhere. There is more flamboyance on the nose, a mixture of red/black fruit, pressed flowers and a sprig of mint. The palate is sorbet fresh on the entry with a fine bead of acidity. There is something almost sanguineous about this Gruaud Larose with a vibrant, perfectly balanced and structured finish that is pure class." (95 pts. Neal Martin, Vinous, Oct. 2019)


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    11th Friday
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