Château Gruaud Larose

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Medium minus concentration of garnet color. BRETT. Roasted green bell pepper, tart tomato leaves, hawthorn, iodine, dried tea leaves, oregano, bay leaf, blood/sanguine. Medium acidity, dissolved medium+ tannins, medium+ finish. — 19 hours ago

Stonyridge Vineyard

Larose Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Medium deep ruby , quite thin ruby rim . Quite animal at first , deep tobacco and quite closed , touch cedar. More cool blackcurrant , blackberry , touch of mint , slightly medicinal . Quite present but fine tannins , balancing acidity . Touches of tobacco , medium bodied and ok length . This probably is better decanted , needs time . Will improve over the next 5 years or so, last a further 5. Tasted 08/09/2022 — 3 months ago

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Osoyoos Larose

Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2017

Just a sumptuous new world Cab-Sav blend which benefitted nicely from an hour or 2 of decanting. Could age more but gorgeous now. — 5 months ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

John W

Sarget 2014- red ruby coloration. No translucency. 70 cab- 20 merlot. Rest can franc and petit Verdot. On the nose, currant, cherry, anise, florals, and on the palate, cherry, currant, and rather acidic. — 23 days ago

Château Larose Perganson

Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Tobacco and cherry upfront. Acid is moderate to high. Undertones of raisin with a very smooth finish. One of the best Medocs I have had. Price and quality ratio is very high. Would recommend. — 23 days ago

Kelsey KrullJason Schnur
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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Like Gruaud Larosse they made great wine in the 82 & 86 vintage. This had black fruit, cassis, earth, graphite, spice box, cedar & tobacco leaf. — 4 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A great value BDX, I don't own any '80's, but just extracted '96 & '00 from storage. Hopes are dashed for '96, but'00 should be wonderful, if not closed...
Ron Siegel

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Severn, have not tried the 96 & 00 as the 82 & 86 were the only vintages I purchased in qty of Talbot based on RP’s notes. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks Ron. Our BDX buying started mid-90's, for better or worse. All our pre-90's stuff was careful acquisitions, and we've been served well by that strategy.

Stonyridge Vineyard

Larose Stonyridge Vineyard Waiheke Island Red Blend 2014

Still young. Has the herbal aspects one expects in an NZ Bordeaux blend. No one would mistake this for Napa! — a day ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Lovely aromatics, violets, the best aromatics of this trio, on palate this just doesn’t show as much as the 1982 Gruaud or Mouton, but very fine as well! — 2 months ago

Jim Powers
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