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Author: Robert Parker
This wine is the finest Grand-Puy-Lacoste produced after 1982 and before 1995. The 1986 still possesses an impressive deep ruby/purple color, as well as a classic nose of cedar, blackcurrants, smoke, and vanillin. Full-bodied, powerful, authoritatively rich, and loaded with fruit, this wine's solid lashing of tannin is not likely to melt away for 3-4 more years. It can be drunk, although it is backward and unyielding. Certainly, it is one of the better northern Medocs of the vintage.
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Rich and cedary with concentrated flavor that's tight. Hints of currant and black cherry complement the ripe Cabernet fruit. Tannic finish; needs until 1996.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/14/2009
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