1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 127

  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: (96 points)

    March 10, 2017 - Super 1990s Bordeaux Tasting (Wine Watch, Fort Lauderdale, Florida): The most impressive wine of the evening, outperforming a number of first growths. It was the consensus wine of the night (tasted single blind). Showing much younger than its age. Very dark color. Amazing complexity on the nose, with pure black currant, pencil shavings, tobacco, barnyard, earth, and spice. Dense, layered, and beautifully balanced on the palate. A long finish. Acidity nicely balancing the fruit. Lots of years left with this wine, but it is clearly drinking at its peak.

  • hm$ wrote: (96 points)

    February 15, 2017 - supple, beautiful

  • ElAzul Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 14, 2017 - Just terrific, what a bargain. Cork was in very good shape with only about 1/4 inch of run. Some bricking but so what? The initial Bordeaux funk nose disappeared in a few minutes to reveal strong cedar notes, did not sense any tobacco as some of the other prior tasters did. Black fruit, fully resolved soft tannins and a wonderful finish that lasts a full minute. Wine is fully mature but will last another 5-10 years easy. Wish I had more. Look forward to tasting tomorrow night to see if it holds but having trouble putting it down right now!

  • jkoenen wrote: (97 points)

    January 20, 2017 - Bordeaux 1990 (Restaurant Fitzgerald, Rotterdam): I believe this particular wine was once called 'A Poor Man's Latour'...
    So true.

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  • 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.

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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 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,349 (66%)
  • Consumed 671 (33%)

Food Pairing

chocolate, hazelnuts, Lamb, roasted vegetables

Who Likes This Wine

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