1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose (96 Points RP) St.Julien – NO RESERVE

Winning Bid: £110.50

One 75cl bottle which was bought on release from a UK wine merchant.Initially it was stored in an underground cellar,but within the last twenty two years it has been transferred to a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Apart from a couple of tiny wine rack nicks on the label,the wine fill is into neck and the label and capsule are in a very good state.

Wine Offer Status: Duty Paid, no VAT payable

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No Reserve set on this auction lot.

“Still tasting as if it was 7-8 years of age,the dense garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacial pace.The wine still has mammoth structure,tremendous reserves of fruit and concentration and a finish which lasts close to a minute.The wine is massive,very impressively constituted,with some mouth-searing tannin to shed.Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften it a bit,but this seems to be a wine that is immortal in terms of longevity.It is a great Medoc classic and certainly one of the most magnificent Gruaud-Laroses ever made.Anticipated maturity:2005-2035”.
(96 points).

Robert Parker. (Bordeaux. A Comprehensive Guide. Fourth Edition).

The most recent tasting note on the 1986 Gruaud-Larose from the Wine Cellar Insider:-

“4 hours in the decanter helped bring this often,tannic beast into the zone. With notes of cedar,tobacco leaf,forest leaf,smoke and cassis,the wine offered power,structure,depth of flavor and a full-bodied blast of dark red,chewy fruits that hung in there. This is a super example of classic Bordeaux that is a pleasure to drink. You can easily hold this for 20 more years or pop a cork tonight”.
(95 Points).

Jeff Leve. (The Wine Cellar Insider. 9/12/2018).

 

 

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: Wineorack

Date Bid User Auto
2019-02-15 13:48:13£110.50Wineorack
2019-02-15 13:47:56£105.50PJA Auto
2019-02-15 13:47:55£105.12Wineorack
2019-02-14 17:57:19£100.00PJA
2019-02-14 17:57:19£95.00doctorchod Auto
2019-02-14 10:13:44£89.00doctorchod
2019-02-14 10:13:44£87.15Wineorack Auto
2019-02-14 10:11:26£78.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-14 10:11:26£73.00doctorchod
2019-02-10 10:47:25£67.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-10 10:47:25£62.00Vintage 1
2019-02-10 10:47:11£57.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-10 10:47:11£52.00Vintage 1
2019-02-10 10:47:03£47.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-10 10:47:02£42.00Vintage 1
2019-02-10 10:46:15£37.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-10 10:46:15£32.00Vintage 1
2019-02-09 09:34:40£27.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-09 09:34:40£22.00doctorchod
2019-02-04 16:55:56£11.00Wineorack Auto
2019-02-04 16:55:56£6.00King Bing
2019-01-15 20:28:17£1.00Wineorack
2019-01-12 10:59Auction started

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