Château Gruaud Larose Larose de Gruaud St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Nice to revisit this from earlier in the year. Out of the flight, I found this to be the most aged. Integrated. Dusty and underripe black cherries on the nose with herbs. Cherry pipe tobacco, bayleaf and leather on the palate with a fading structure. Drink up. I guessed early ‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Nice to revisit this from earlier in the year. Out of the flight, I found this to be the most aged. Integrated. Dusty and underripe black cherries on the nose with herbs. Cherry pipe tobacco, bayleaf and leather on the palate with a fading structure. Drink up. I guessed early ‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

9.1

Philippe Dupuis Delectable Pro

First nose on pencil lead, cherry pops after a swirl, then cherry cigar or cherry wood. In good shape and offering some lenght.

First nose on pencil lead, cherry pops after a swirl, then cherry cigar or cherry wood. In good shape and offering some lenght.

8.8

Shay A Delectable Pro

A mini ‘86 showdown with this against a Talbot. I found both to be extremely similar with a slight edge to the Talbot. This was lighter on the palate with red fruit dominated primary notes and a mix of cherry pipe tobacco, leather, cedar and herbal spice. Drinking nice.

A mini ‘86 showdown with this against a Talbot. I found both to be extremely similar with a slight edge to the Talbot. This was lighter on the palate with red fruit dominated primary notes and a mix of cherry pipe tobacco, leather, cedar and herbal spice. Drinking nice.

9.2

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Still needs integration. Good but 83 is better.

Still needs integration. Good but 83 is better.

8.6

B

1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose. Did not decant. Savory notes in the wine- tobacco, soy sauce, gravel. Nose was not very strong. No vegetal notes. High acidity that strengthens on the finish, which is a bit inelegant.

1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose. Did not decant. Savory notes in the wine- tobacco, soy sauce, gravel. Nose was not very strong. No vegetal notes. High acidity that strengthens on the finish, which is a bit inelegant.

10

Josh Kantor

Delicious 86 vintage. Great tannins, dried fruit.

Delicious 86 vintage. Great tannins, dried fruit.

9.7

Justin Hurst

From 6L. Baller. Glad someone shared it with me.

From 6L. Baller. Glad someone shared it with me.

9.4

Naboth van den Broek

1986

1986

9.0

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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