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1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Community Tasting Notes 94
August 11, 2014 - Takes some time to open up but this is classic Paulliac - insert any cliche you want here (cedar, black fruit, spices etc). Still very young a tightly wound up - I've never yet had a 1990 Bordeaux that has truly been ready. Beautiful clarity to the fruit. If you can bare to, then I'd hold them for longer. Otherwise, a long decant is recommended.1 person found this helpful Comment
RayOB Likes this wine: (95 points)
July 30, 2014 - Drank in Hong Kong
Classic claret beautifully matured, fully open with legs to last quite a few more years. Excellent stuff.
Englishman's Claret wrote: (92 points)
July 13, 2014 - Tough to assess... I almost don't want to put a score on this one. Tight, even after 4-5 hours of air and a double decant followed by a long open air decant. Kept checking in on this, so I know we didn't miss peak. What's poking through is good Pauillac; blackberry, currant fruit with allspice, oak, and earth. But it's shy. I gather from the community notes that this is either a very shy bottle or, less likely, so faintly corked that it was stripped without showing TCA aromas. Hm.
RockinCabs wrote: (95 points)
July 13, 2014 - Nose: Fantastic plum, cassis, blackberry and spice. Pencil, leather graphite and lilac. This was 100% on point. Palate: deep and precise in the mouth with dense fruit and beautiful nuance. Finish: sweet blackberry, firm tannin, leather and classic pauillac notes.
Side by side with the 82 and the 90 showed better tonight. Both excellent but the 82 was wound tight and just not showing what this 90 could give.
Lord Rayas wrote: (95 points)
June 6, 2014 - David/TY Dinner with Hans, Julian, Bun, Walter and wives (AMC Library): decanted for an hour. didn't really show up in first pour but came to life second glass. aromatic and sweet, yet long and powerful. very good.
Pro Reviews 2
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 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
- 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 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 1193 (73%)
- Consumed 430 (26%)