Château Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982 (1500ml)

9.4101 ratings on Delectable
$995

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. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Sarah Pous

Well rounded and complex with taste of cherry

Well rounded and complex with taste of cherry

10

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Richly textured palate. Nose isn't there though. Long, textured, and powerful.

Richly textured palate. Nose isn't there though. Long, textured, and powerful.

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Beautiful wine. Great depth, youth, complexity and finish.

Beautiful wine. Great depth, youth, complexity and finish.

9.5

Peter Mansell Delectable Pro

Better than the infamous Black Isle bottle. Full, sweet ripe fruit - plenty of years on it

Better than the infamous Black Isle bottle. Full, sweet ripe fruit - plenty of years on it

9.6