Still tasting as if it were only 7-8 years of age, the dense,
garnet/purple-colored 1986 Gruaud-Larose is evolving at a glacier pace.
The wine still has mammoth structure, tremendous reserves of fruit and
concentration, and a finish that lasts close to a minute. The wine is
massive, very impressively constituted, with still some mouth-searing
tannin to shed. Decanting of one to two hours in advance seems to soften
it a bit, but this is a wine that seems to be almost immortal in terms
of its longevity. It is a great Medoc classic, and certainly one of the
most magnificent Gruaud-Larose ever made. Anticipated maturity:
Single owner. Excellent fill and condition. You're unlikely to find this bottle elsewhere, ever again....
I am always blown away by the 1959 Mouton, one of the greatest Moutons made...
Still lively and full, this rich, fully mature wine has at least 15-20 more years...