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Dead ducks or swans?
6 Sep 2006 by JR
Henk Spaan, Holland:   I have 16 bottles left of Gruaud Larose 1986. Do you think they will ever open up? And what about my 20 bottles of Troplong Mondot 1994. Can I add them to my grand cru vinegar-bowl?   me:   I feel pretty confident that Gruaud Larose 1986 will eventually flower. After all, its then stablemate Talbot was one of the finest 1986s to drink a few years ago (see 1986 clarets reviewed ).   As for Troplong Mondot 1994, I’m afraid I have never tasted it, but I see that Robert Parker describes it as ‘a beautiful wine’ and gives it a...

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