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    Chateau Gruaud Larose 1986
    St. Julien
    1bn, 2nl
    Bottle (2)


    "Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense, garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace. The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made." (94 pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 4th Ed., Jan. 2003)

    "Very youthful deep ruby-red color. Brooding nose offers perfumed blackcurrant, mineral, violet and quinine aromas. Big, dense and rich, conveying an impression of strong extract to the powerful, well-delineated blackberry and herb flavors. The long, tactile finish features chewy but polished tannins and a lingering floral note. Though ready to drink now, this wine will continue to age gracefully. One of the best Gruaud-Larose wines of the past 40 years." (95 pts. Ian D'Agata, Vinous, Feb. 2013)


    Estimate: $300 - $400.

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    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    20th Friday
    Auction Dates
    September
    10th Friday
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