Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Robert Parker - The Hedonist's Gazette - Perhaps the greatest Gruaud Larose every made (although I dont want to insult anyone who owns the 1961), the 1982 continues to go from strength to strength. Dark plum/garnet to the rim, it boasts an extraordinary nose of underbrush, blackberries, cedar, truffles, incense, and licorice. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, but impeccably balanced, with decanting, it becomes civilized as well as complex and sumptuous. This wine seems to be moving to a plateau of early maturity, where it should remain for 30 or more years. Fabulous! August 2007 Robert Parker.