1980, Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 72

Drinking Dates: 1987-1987

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 01-Jan-1998

The 2005 Gruaud Larose has a deep ruby/purple color, excellent concentration, and clean, pure black and red currant fruit, licorice and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and very soft and round. I’m surprised how drinkable it is already, although it is certainly capable of lasting 15 or more years.