1982 Chateau Gruaud Larose 
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Price at time of purchase: $32.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

A legendary wine and certainly great at this tasting, but to me not as compelling as the 1986 tasted a few years ago. Maybe this one is starting to show a little age? Still, amazingly deep color, full body, super-ripe, almost prune-like fruit framed by lots of cedar, herbs, and a touch of mint. Very ripe-feeling in the mouth, but soft and open, lacking the vibrancy it undoubtedly showed a few years ago. - HK 2004-03-29

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