We have a winner. Opened last night and poured. Very tight and tannic last night, so I recorked last night and reopened tonight. Soaring nose of animale, cassis, violets, beeswax tobacco and leather. The nose is typical of Gruaud and I’d like to think I can almost pick Gruaud blind by the nose alone…it’s that distinctive to me. Really cool black currant, blackberry, and leather on the palate with excellent freshness and loads of tannin. Finishes well. Really seems like a very young wine still with high tannin levels. Maybe it’s my cellar being at 55 degrees, but this hasn’t developed much more tertiary flavors since I last had it, but it has put on a lot of weight. This experience reminds me why I love Gruaud Larose and why it pays to sometimes buy in non-superlative vintages, as well. Only regret…I opened it 5-10 years too early and it was my last bottle.