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Gruaud-Larose St-Julien 1996

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Julien, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
JA 96
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Item # 343367

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$149.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Jan 2023) 8 Available
 
96 points Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux): "(64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot). 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. (11/16/21)"
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96 points Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux): "(64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot). 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. (11/16/21)"
Product SKU 343367
Producer Gruaud-Larose
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Left Bank
Appellation St-Julien
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 1996
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
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