Red

1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > Pauillac
Drink between 2004 - 2018
CT93.6 116 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 101

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    December 26, 2014 - 5 Decades of Grand Put Lacoste tasting with Richard Brazier. A tremendous 1990, full colour, great nose and balance, but some years away from maturity. Be patient!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineglas wrote: (90 points)

    October 11, 2014 - 1990 Bordeaux Tasting (Kevin's (Minneapolis)): Underwhelming bottle or wine. Subtle nose of damp earth, tobacco, underbrush and spices. Palate added some blueberry notes but was a bit thin. Medium finish. Seeing my note two years earlier I have to believe this bottle has some flaws.

  • galewskj wrote: (94 points)

    October 11, 2014 - Big Bordeaux VIII : 1990 (Kevin's house): Per the host, Slow-O for 1hr and decanted for 1hr 45 minutes. Drank a small glass over 1 hour. I could smell this all day, it has a rich savory sweet nose. Floral, a litle baking spice, nice red-fruit with cherry standing out. Of course, this is old Bordeaux, leather, funk, earth, cedar.

  • rocknroller wrote: (93 points)

    October 11, 2014 - Big Bordeaux VIII: 1990 Retrospective with Montrose, LMHB, PB, LP, and more (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Very dark red-purple color, subtle clearish 2mm margin. Slow-O for 1hr and decanted for 1hr 45 minutes. Drank 1 glass over 3+ hours. The nose is reticent at first, wood spice, toast, dry leaves, which then evolves to show black currant, kirsch, graphite, and some earth. The palate is full bodied and dense, with lots of anise, cedar, kirsch, black cherry, cassis, spicy, wood, and fuller firmer tannins. This was pretty long and rich. It drinks quite young yet, and I don't believe it has reached peak.

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  • Papies wrote: (94 points)

    October 9, 2014 - 5 Decades of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, with Richard Brazier (Handford Wines, London): Great wine and gives a bit of an insight on how the 96 and 00 will evolve over time.
    A lot darker than expected in colour. Intense and open on the nose, complex mix. Rich. On the palate the tannins are still evident but round. Lots of life in this, very complex, long and with many layers. Very very good wine and one to look out for. 94

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

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005 93+ points

    (Grand Puy Lacoste) had a shy nose with a mineral and cedar edge, not with a lot of fruit but pure nonetheless. There was sweet cigar, stalk, tobacco and chocolate traces. The palate was very cedary and minerally, long and fine. I missed Clive.s notes here, sorry

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 1245 (73%)
  • Consumed 448 (26%)

Food Pairing

chocolate, hazelnuts, Lamb, roasted vegetables

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