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Gruaud Larose St. Julien Top Shoulder Fills Slightly Faded Labels Some Slightly Wrinkled Labels 1959

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The color on this was unreal, just perfectly aged and looking decades younger. When the bottle finally made it to the table I figured out why when i noticed the "THE CELLAR" auction label on the back. The nose was enthralling with good intensity of moist earth and dried herbs accentuating the slightly roasted dark berry fruit. At first the wine was a touch astringent just quickly integrated revealing great fruit with a tobaccoedge and a leather finish, gains a cedary quality with time that leads to a strong bit of cigar box all the while retaining distinct yet delicate fruit. Finishes quite long, a real treat.

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Château Haut-Bages Libéral:
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becomi... Read more
When the Chateau came on the market in 1982, the great names of the Medoc region fought to buy it. The owners of Chasse Spleen were to become the proud owners. Their first vintage was a success, in no way hindered by the fact that 1982 was an exceptional year for Medoc wines. Since then, the quality of the work carried out by the wining team has not slackened and the wine they produce is becoming more and more popular with journalists and professionals of the wine world. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Gruaud Larose St. Julien Top Shoulder Fills Slightly Faded Labels Some Slightly Wrinkled Labels

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.50 5
09/22/2008

The color on this was unreal, just perfectly aged and looking decades younger. When the bottle finally made it to the table I figured out why when i noticed the "THE CELLAR" auction label on the back. The nose was enthralling with good intensity of moist earth and dried herbs accentuating the slightly roasted dark berry fruit. At first the wine was a touch astringent just quickly integrated revealing great fruit with a tobaccoedge and a leather finish, gains a cedary quality with time that leads to a strong bit of cigar box all the while retaining distinct yet delicate fruit. Finishes quite long, a real treat.


External Reviews for Gruaud Larose St. Julien Top Shoulder Fills Slightly Faded Labels Some Slightly Wrinkled Labels

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Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

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