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1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Red Bordeaux Blend
Community Tasting Notes 122
Anonymous wrote: (95 points)
November 19, 2016 - Absolutely loved this. Firing on all cylinders with a rich core of dark berried fruit, tobacco, graphite, herbs, and developed leathery and earthy notes. Classic Pauillac flavours conveyed with both power and finesse, with a palate presence that's intense yet elegant, and well structured with grainy tannin and bright acids beneath. Fantastic with roast chicken, but I could have been happy just sitting and smelling this half the evening.
BenBlu Likes this wine: (97 points)
November 9, 2016 - Consistent with my tasting last year. A truly great classic Pauillac from the incredible 1990 vintage. 5 hours decant, and it needs it. Colour is showing some noticeable bricking in the glass, the nose is classic with beautiful cedar wood, tobacco. The palate is just sublime - very meaty, cranberry, great acidity and soft tannins that will all ensure this wine will hold for a decade +, but surely it is at its best now already with decant. For some reason the wrong aromatics remind me a bit of Mouton 2005 at a possible future stage (alas I think the Mouton could turn out somewhat similar, I own the Mouton and would certainly not displeased if this were the case In ten years) which shows what class I would put this wine into. For me the best GPL to date. A tad better then 1982. Definitely better then 1995, 1996 and 2000. Most likely better then 2005 but I have hopes the latter might turn out similar-ish. Oh, and I have not tried 2009,10 or 15 yet, but then again that would be foolish as GPL really needs 10 years+++, ideal not to touch before 20th anniversary. To me this is the real deal and leaves nothing to be desired from a Bdx left bank love's perspective.2 people found this helpful Comment
Lord Rayas wrote: (95 points)
October 29, 2016 - Dinner with Peter H and Alastair C (Bo Innovation): drinking beautifully after an hour in decanter. delicious.
Sonoma Duck Likes this wine: (95 points)
October 28, 2016 - Last bottle, decanted for 45 minutes. Lightening at the rim. Cedar and leather nose. Really long finish, definitely a food wine and not a cocktail wine. Really excellent. I have had several and this seems like it is fully mature. It will hold for a while but why not enjoy it now? Excellent.
djhammond Likes this wine: (96 points)
October 2, 2016 - A wonderfully powerful wine with deep cassis and plum on the nose. It just explodes in the mouth with an overwhelming burst of deep dark fruit and earthy, but resolved tannins. The finish is amazing tapering for 30 + seconds with no residual harshness. This is a classic left banker full of big tannins just entering into full maturity. This did benefit from a 5 hour decant.1 person found this helpful Comment
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Ch Grand-Puy Lacoste Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005
(Grand Puy Lacoste) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,316 (66%)
- Consumed 658 (33%)
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