1986 Chateau Gruaud Larose. Did not decant. Savory notes in the wine- tobacco, soy sauce, gravel. Nose was not very strong. No vegetal notes. High acidity that strengthens on the finish, which is a bit inelegant. — 4 months ago
A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.
I’ll be honest...this was very similar to the ‘09 Gruaud Larosse it shared the table with. Nice compliment. These Elivette’s have so much structure and can age for a good while, and while I’m sure this vintage is no different, it seemed much more approachable at a young age than previous vintages. Aromatically it shows potpourri, brambly fruits, some fig, and only a hint of leather. Dark core that is fairly soft, with blue and black fruits, pencil shavings, baked plum, dark chocolate and a very lengthy finish. Lots to like here. — 7 months ago
Great wine. Well balanced. Fruity and slightly acidic. Great tannins — 20 days ago
Solid mouthfeel, some tannins but not too heavy, nice light earthy smell — a month ago
Soft tannins, light rosemary and herbs flavors. Decent balance. — 6 months ago
Drinking very well — 2 months ago
Not overly complex...probably too young. Very subtle berries and dries over great length. — 4 months ago