1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • Dobi77 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 31, 2016 - 1990 Ch. Grand Puy-Lacoste: Tobakk, parfyme, kirsebær, solbær. Strukturert, intens med lang sekundær avslutning. Herlig erkebordeaux. 93p

  • KenK Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 5, 2016 - Plummy rich fruit foward nose with a wet earth element. Dark sweet black fruits in a pure dense style with a nearly port like quality. Very good, although comes accoss almost over ripe. Reasonable stucture to support the fruit, although clearly fruit driven. Seems almost still to young and maybe touch over extracted. The fruit is yummy and packed. Could see this integrating even more with time. Fun to drink now, but still a baby.

  • blanquito wrote: (94 points)

    April 2, 2016 - Found this orphaned toward the end of the night, and this quickly made it into my top 5 wines. Layered, long, concentrated, with waves of '90 fruit, but this is an old school Pauillac through and through with classic lead pencil, cassis and green tobacco. Only in early maturity, this is seamless and engaging. 94-95 pts.

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  • Cooky474 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 16, 2015 - This is undoubtably a lovely bottle of wine but I do wonder if it was suffering from a little bottle-shock after a trek across London and then no significant decant to allow it to settle.

    Fantastic nose albeit not as extravert as a bottle of La Conseillante '98 from the night before - classic Bordeaux tobacco and spices with a hint of red fruits. Beautifully balanced in the mouth with a long-length even if a little reticent to come out. My next bottle of this will be drunk at home after a significant decant.

  • Papies wrote: (94 points)

    December 10, 2015 - Requires some decanting but this is now at peak we believe. Having tried this twice before (2011 Papies 95, 2014 Papies 94) we are now of the view that this wine is at peak. The rich core of fruit that was there in 2011 is definitely mellowed out (there is still a good amount of fruit here though) and beyond this we believe the wine might start to dry out. Definitely our favorite GPL (at least for now) and a wine that will put a huge smile to any classic claret lover. 94 once again and drink now.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/14/2010 (link)

    (Ch Grand-Puy Lacoste Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

    (Grand Puy Lacoste) Subscribe to see review text.

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 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,320 (68%)
  • Consumed 599 (31%)

Food Pairing

chocolate, hazelnuts, Lamb, roasted vegetables

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  16 votes