Red

1990 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2005 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 137

  • svdheijden wrote:

    November 2, 2017 - Not the best showing of this wine. A bit tired and appearing quite a bit older than its actual age. On previous occasions this wine always surprises by its youthfulness, as recent tasting notes from other tasters below confirm. May the next bottle be better!

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 9, 2017 - Decanted for 45 mins. Nose has sous bois, green pepper, and plums. Palate has sweet dark fruit and sandalwood. It is very smooth and soft but it lacks complexity and power. Drinking at peak now. Lots of pleasure. Some tasters who had this wine side by side with the 90 Lynch Bages liked the gpl better. But I think the LB is a more complete and complex wine that still has upside with more aging.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • asayed Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 22, 2017 - My oh my! This is wonderful! Decanted for 45 minutes. Color is younger than its 27 years of age. Cassis and cedar. Very enjoyable and almost sweet residual tannins. I like this even more than the 1995 or the 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste. Still has a lot of life in it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rSyver wrote: (93 points)

    September 2, 2017 - 27 year old lady with a certain D. In a great phase now although there is no rush at all as there is plenty of fruit left so no worries from my side. Typical Pauillac when load of black currant, leather, tobacco/cigar and some earthy elements. Add a great length on the palate it is pretty much a great bottle of wine which reminds me that I have way too little Bordeaux in the cellar.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 6, 2017 - Last tasted 18 months ago, this wine is now firmly in its prime drinking window, and for me now outperforming the 1982. Possessing deep aromas of blackcurrent and plum with a hint of violet, on the palate the tannin is beefy but perfectly balanced with the fruit. A lengthy finish completes the wine. Drinking at its prime, the wine has the structure to stay here for many years. A couple of hours in the decanter is still recommended. 96+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,433 (66%)
  • Consumed 746 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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