1983 Gruaud Larose

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AHB
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1983 Gruaud Larose

Post by AHB » 12:18 Thu 16 Apr 2015

Brick red with a paler rim, 80% opaque. More of the barnyard smell picked up on the 1988. Gentle impact and a better balance than the 1988. A lovely chewy tannin structure but plenty of fruit overall. Softer, fruitier but with a lovely structure. A great finish, full of fruit and a massive length of finish. This is delicious claret. Was guessed blind to be Gruaud Larose 1983!! 93/100. Drunk 10-Apr-15 as part of the Doty Cup.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: 1983 Gruaud Larose

Post by flash_uk » 17:54 Thu 16 Apr 2015

Good guessing Alex!

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Re: 1983 Gruaud Larose

Post by PhilW » 20:18 Thu 16 Apr 2015

- and not just on this one, but it seems that Alex had a phenomenal night of naming the wines, assuming no prior knowledge whatsoever; great job, and I assume you may be this year's king of the event?

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Re: 1983 Gruaud Larose

Post by AHB » 07:04 Fri 17 Apr 2015

I was really quite pleased with my guesses. I don't drink a lot of wines other than port so I was pretty surprised at how well I did. I was guessing, but they were educated guesses with absolutely no idea what the wines where or what the pairings or overall theme was.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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