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Gruaud Larose 1996 Ex-Chateau (750ML)

$169.00
SKU:
GRUAUDLA96BXC
 ?  Estimated Time of Arrival:
Pre-Arrival
Available Inventory:
24
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Other Details

Vintage:
1996
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Saint Julien
Region:
Left Bank
Stock Status:
Pre-Arrival

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

96 JA

Decanted immediately on opening, because this remains firmly structured even at 25 years old, and feels a good number of years younger than the 1995. Once the oxygen softens things up, the autmnal but still-juicy cassis and bilberry fruits begin to spiral out of the glass. There is tobacco and smoked earth here, alongside clear black truffles, olive tapenade, flavours that indicate a high quality vintage that favoured Cabernet Sauvignon. Still fairly upright and strict, give it time in a carafe to ensure the tannins become supple enough to let the beauty of this wine out, but don't feel you need to wait too long - there is real beauty here. Harvest September 20 to October 10, 35% new oak. November 2021. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

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