Château Gruaud Larose St Julien Bordeaux 1985
We pulled this '85 vintage Bordeaux from the cellar to enjoy over grilled sirloin steak dinner and to celebrate son Sean's birth year and birthday. This coupled with the occasion of having met the winemaker recently at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, during their United States Tour stop in Chicago.
Dark ruby garnet colored with a bit of opacity - medium bodied, this opened with a huge fragrant floral bouquet that fills the mouth and nostrils and lingers for minutes. Earthy blackberry fruit is overshadowed by tones of tobacco leaf, truffle, mushroom and spice box, turning to slightly tart black cherry on the long floral full tannin laced finish.
|David Launay - Gruaud|
Larose Winemaker at
Chicago UGCB tasting.