Chateau Gruaud Larose 1997
A special occasion warranted opening this 11 year old bottle of the second growth Gruaud Larose. Given that 1997 wasn’t a great year, I was worried this wouldn’t deliver. However, my experience showed me that even in an off year quality wine can be made by a quality chateau. While I am not experienced in aged Bordeaux, I can safely say that I nevertheless thought this was a good example for a bad year.