1990 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml

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1990 Lagrange (St Julien)
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International Wine Cellar | 93

(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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

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Jancis Robinson | 18+

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.

Drink Dates: 2005-2025
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 93

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.

Drink Dates: 2000-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 109

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Wine Spectator | 95

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.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 93
Author: Jundt and Maritz wine
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/06/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2016
excellent. fully mature/minimal tannins left, but still nice structure, good fruit, excellent nose. finished off w/ notes of cherry.
Score: 95
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/25/2014
Drink Dates: 2002-2020
Consistent with past notes...excellent purity, red fruit core, mature but lively, exquisite and floral aromas, medium to full body, long finish. The red currant, re berry well integrated to the toasty and touch of mineralogy of a nearly 24 yrs old. It's a Gem from St. Julien. Enjoy.
Score: 93
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
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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More Vintages and Sizes of Lagrange (St Julien):

1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Believed to have once been home to an order of the Knights Templar in the 14th century, the Bordeaux chateau was acquired by Baron de Brane, of Mouton and Brane-Cantenac fame, before being turned over in the late 18th century to Napoleon's finance minister, who significantly expanded the vineyard. However, it wasn't until a century later that Lagrange wines achieved superior quality. The Cendoya family, who had owned the estate since 1925, sold it off to the Japanese wine and spirits conglomerate Suntory. Under government recommendation, Suntory spent $4 million on renovations ($10 million to date) under the supervision of winemaker Marcel Ducasse, former apprentice to Professor Peynaud.

The estate's second wine is called Les Fiefs de Lagrange.

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