1982 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 98
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1982 Gruaud Larose Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
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... 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. Release price: ($140.00/case)
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1998
...Dense ruby color with a slight amber edge. Intense grape berry and raspberry aromas. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins and a long ripe fruit and mineral aftertaste...
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
...Very complex perfumed aromas of plum leather meat and minerals. Sweet lush and young; really stuffed with fat meaty fruit. Broad without being really thick with impressive precision of fruit. The most complex of these... ...Very complex perfumed aromas of plum leather meat and minerals. Sweet lush and young; really stuffed with fat meaty fruit. Broad without being really thick with impressive precision of fruit. The most complex of these three vintages of Gruaud-Larose. Finishes with big ripe tannins and palate-staining sweet fruit...