Red

1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • NoTrollingerPlease Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 9, 2019 - Best bottle (Restaurant Holz und Feuer, Kirchheim, Germany): Glass: Gabriel Standard
    Clear, deep tawny color. Lovely, fully open classic Bordeaux nose with fine leather, tobacco and spices.
    On the palate very open and at its full peak. Fine red fruit, tobacco and leather. Medium+, perfectly integrated acidity, medium+ tanning. Very balanced, but also with an enormous pressure and tension. BDX at its full peak! Great! 95-96

  • tbabes wrote: 98 points

    November 2, 2019 - Another monumental showing of the 1990 Grand-Puy-Lacoste! The fill was into the neck and the cork was sound; opened an hour before service. Medium garnet with no bricking. An extroverted an outgoing bouquet, offering up notes of cassis, blackberry, sun baked stones, dried plums, with hints of black truffle and earth. Medium bodied, great depth and concentration, with a perfect balance of flavor, ripeness, and structure. A heavenly finish that lasts for over a minute. On this night, the '82 proved superior, but both are drinking perfectly at present.

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  • Hamozus Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 30, 2019 - The bottle looked perfect, from the label to its level. The wine did not disappoint.
    Nose was lovely, I was constantly coming back to it. Average intensity but particularly pleasant and refined mix of fruit, leather, tobacco.
    The palate is both dense and thin with a fine-grained texture.It stretches and it extends impressively. Silky palate,, the fruit is alive and quite ripe but there is an impressive balance. No heat notes, the 12.5% ​​alcohol surely helps. This is a ballerina of a wine.

    La bouteille avait l'air parfaite, niveau comme étiquette. Le vin n'a pas déçu.
    On se plonge sans arrêt dans le nez, à l'intensité moyenne mais particulièrement agréable et raffiné, un mix de fruit, de cuir et de tabac. La bouche est à la fois fine et dense, ça s'étire et ça s'élonge de façon impressionnante. Bouche soyeuse, impressionnante d'équilibre, le fruit est vivant, bien mûr mais pas de sensation de chaleur, les 12.5% d'alcool seulement aident surement. C'est une ballerine ce vin.

  • Jdwinedrinker Does not like this wine:

    October 20, 2019 - Have a few of these... pulled one and decanted. Had some roasted elements that were off-putting. I am thinking this bottle must have been heat damaged :(.

  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 5, 2019 - Second bottle within a week. Always a treat and all-time classic claret favourite from yet another perfect bottle. Possibly a tiny bit less fruit then the bottle from earlier the week or it might have been the side by side with Guigal La Mouline 1999 and with a delicious Canard a la Presse. Both wines were great. For more notes on this see my previous TNs which absolutely hold. 96-

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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 11 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,471 (62%)
  • Consumed 890 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

chocolate, Filet Mignon, grilled Portobello Mushroom., hazelnuts, Lamb, Roast Chicken, roasted vegetables

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97% Like It  33 votes

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