Red

1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2005 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 135

  • asayed Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 22, 2017 - My oh my! This is wonderful! Decanted for 45 minutes. Color is younger than its 27 years of age. Cassis and cedar. Very enjoyable and feels almost sweet. I like this even more than the 1995 or the 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste. Still has a lot of life in it.

  • rSyver wrote: (93 points)

    September 2, 2017 - 27 year old lady with a certain D. In a great phase now although there is no rush at all as there is plenty of fruit left so no worries from my side. Typical Pauillac when load of black currant, leather, tobacco/cigar and some earthy elements. Add a great length on the palate it is pretty much a great bottle of wine which reminds me that I have way too little Bordeaux in the cellar.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 6, 2017 - Last tasted 18 months ago, this wine is now firmly in its prime drinking window, and for me now outperforming the 1982. Possessing deep aromas of blackcurrent and plum with a hint of violet, on the palate the tannin is beefy but perfectly balanced with the fruit. A lengthy finish completes the wine. Drinking at its prime, the wine has the structure to stay here for many years. A couple of hours in the decanter is still recommended. 96+

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  • Ericsson wrote: (94 points)

    July 15, 2017 - Achetée en primeurs, il s'agissait de ma dernière bouteille....mais il me reste un magnum!!
    Into neck, bouchon impeccable. Nez sur les arômes de cassis, encre de Chine, etc
    En fait ma dernière note de dégustation s'applique mot pour mot :)

  • Winemaker51 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 1, 2017 - We had a magnum of this wine, which held up beautifully! It took 1 to 2 hours to open up, but boy did it! Some damp earth, tobacco leaf, very slight Brett, but just enough to make it complex. Black cherry fruit throughout and tannins resolved. Just enough fruit remains. Very, Cabernet-Pauillac like. Brilliant expression why Pauillac is Ground Zero for Cabernet in France! Drinkable now, and I would not wait any longer.

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    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,410 (66%)
  • Consumed 709 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

chocolate, Filet Mignon, grilled Portobello Mushroom., hazelnuts, Lamb, Roast Chicken, roasted vegetables

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