1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 117

  • octopussy Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 29, 2016 - Plummy red, bricking on the rim. In the nose, this was super elegant, fairly soft, it showed notes of milk coffee, oriental spices, leather, hibiscus, rose hip and barnyard, it was super fine and very complex. In the mouth, it was dominated by its immense structure that was near-perfectly balanced, the tannins were super-fine, the acidity fairly mild, adding to an overall suave mouthfeel. Dizzying complexity in the very long finish.

  • liber Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 24, 2016 - 2nd of 6, decanted an hour, perfect cork and level, previous bottle VF - medium dark garnet, some lightening; very attractive cassis driven bouquet, very GPL, secondaries developing nicely; medium bodied, long and persistent, silky, round tannins nicely integrated, quality fruit as ever, lovely, satisfying classy, slightly understated, and classic claret, just lacking multi layered nuance found in LLC and 1st growths, drink or hold! Just VF (18.5).

  • 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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  • 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 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,320 (68%)
  • Consumed 606 (31%)

Food Pairing

chocolate, hazelnuts, Lamb, roasted vegetables

Who Likes This Wine

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