1982 Gruaud Larose



Time and time again the 1982 Gruaud comes up as a favourite wine with both drinkers and collectors. Critics are united in their praise, with Neal Martin leading the charge and asserting: “It remains one of the great wines of the vintage.” Neal isn’t alone in his praise, both Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker are huge fans of the wine: “Enormous charm. Great succulence and delicacy” - Jancis Robinson.

 

This wasn’t just any vintage, the famous 1982 is possibly the greatest Bordeaux vintage in history and the Gruaud Larose is set to remain as one of the greats. All cellars should have wines from Bordeaux’s most famous year and Gruaud Larose presents a perfect opportunity to do so.

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£4,304.00
£8,249.00
£4,304.00 DP
£359.00

Average critic rating : 96.0 points

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98

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) Wine Advocate.June, 2009

94

94

One of the best wines ever made at this estate. 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.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. James Suckling, WineSpectator.com



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Gruaud Larose 1982
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The 137 hectare estate in St Julien, just outside Bordeaux, has been under vine since the 18th century. The Merlaut family have run the estate since 1997, growing 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The second wine of Gruaud-Larose is Sarget de Gruaud-Larose.



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