1990 Château Gruaud Larose

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93 Points

Friday, February 22, 2013 - When a 93 is the worst bottle you've had of a wine, you can generally count yourself lucky. The wine took only about 30 minutes to fully open. A little classic bordeaux funk on the nose, but with more mushrooms than usual. On the palate, plenty of tobacco with some hard leather, cassis, blackberries, dried herbs and a hint of red fruits at the finish. The acidity was higher than usual and the finish shorter (only about 20 seconds) and it took the wine down a point for me and evidence this particular bottle (despite its mid-neck fill and pristine cork) was getting a bit advanced.

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