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

Current bid: £1.00

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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Auction ends: 15th February 2019 1:50 pm
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“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

Date Bid User Auto
2019-01-15 20:28:17£1.00Wineorack
2019-01-12 10:59Auction started

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