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1990 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml
1990 Lagrange (St Julien)
France - Bordeaux - St Julien / Third Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1990 Lagrange (St Julien)
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 116

(the blend features just 44% cabernet sauvignon, with 44% merlot and 12% petit verdot; this is the first vintage to include petit verdot) Good deep, full ruby. Explosive, rather wild aromas of dark fruits, leather, animal fur and chocolate. Fat, lush and silky, with a seamless texture and a deep sweetness. This offers terrific volume and finishes very smooth and very long, with utterly suave tannins, notes of leather and game, and a suggestion of surmaturite According to Ducasse, 1990 witnessed cooler September nights than '89 and thus offered "better conditions for producing great wine. " A superb showing.

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JR
18+

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

First bottle: not 100% clean. Medium depth, glowing crimson. Very rich and sweet and fleshy. Very rich and almost right bank in its appeal. A hint of decay. Still lots of pleasure though.Second bottle: more opulent on the nose. Very clean and fresh and much more youthful than the first bottle. Hint of malty chocolate. Very sweet and rich, though with lots of development ahead. Younger than many 1990s. Great stuff.

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WA
93

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 109

This muscular, thick, unctuous, lavishly-oaked wine may cause raised eyebrows by those looking for something restrained and understated. There is no doubting the hedonistic appeal of this style of wine. The 1990 is another massive, highly-extracted, boldly-wooded, spicy, dark purple-colored wine with high tannin, low acidity, and layers of jammy fruit. The huge glycerin and massive mouthfeel in this unctuously-textured wine are difficult to ignore. I suspect this wine will become more defined after it loses its baby fat. Although fun to taste at present, it does need 3-4 more years of cellaring; it should last for 20-25 years.

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WS
95

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Blockbuster. Dark ruby color. Intense aromas ofblackberries, currants, cherries and minerals.Full-bodied, very tannic yet velvety in texture.Black licorice and berry character lasts forminutes. Long, chewy finish. A monster.--1990Bordeaux retrospective. 20,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

97

Jito72 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 11/15/2013 Drink Dates: 2002-2018

Wow this wine dances, sizzling, is so rich, extreme elegance, in prime drinking, so delicious, perfectly balance, distinctive st. Julien fruit with so smooth rich and suave tannins that makes you smile, it's lively and although is full mature it feels and tastes like a 15 yr old rather a 23. Enjoy this gem

93

Jeffrey M989 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 01/15/2009 Drink Dates: 2009

Slightly faded ruby color. Very good flavors, fruit notes were more subdued. Very good with food. Possibly past its peak but still strong.

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