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Gruaud Larose 1996

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1996 has been hailed as 'the greatest ever Cabernet Sauvignonvintage'. It's certainly one of the great post-war vintages for theMédoc and arguably one of the top four of the last century. St Julien isone of the appellations offering the best wines from 1996 and these are nowperfectly mature, offering sensational drinking now. This wine is a wonderfulexample of the quality that can be found in 1996 from a'Super-Second' estate: one which consistently outperforms itsclassification and produces wines that taste instead like those of a FirstGrowth.

External Reviews for Gruaud Larose

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 1996 appears to be a potential sleeper of the vintage, and may merit an outstanding score. It is a powerful, bulky style of Gruaud-Larose, with a dark ruby/purple color, and plenty of cassis, spicy new oak, and roasted herbs in the jammy nose. On... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Gruaud Larose 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Harmonious and pretty. Good color with plenty of tobacco berry and mushroom character a hint of iodine. Full-bodied with polished silky tannins and a long aftertaste of tobacco cedar and vanilla. Best after 2001. (JS) Wine Spectator.



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1996 has been hailed as 'the greatest ever Cabernet Sauvignonvintage'. It's certainly one of the great post-war vintages for theMédoc and arguably one of the top four of the last century. St Julien isone of the appellations offering the best wines from 1996 and these are nowperfectly mature, offering sensational drinking now. This wine is a wonderfulexample of the quality that can be found in 1996 from a'Super-Second' estate: one which consistently outperforms itsclassification and produces wines that taste instead like those of a FirstGrowth.

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