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1990 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

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France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

Located on the left bank of the Gironde River, a few miles from the town of Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (also known as Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste-Saint-Guirons) is a Fifth Growth classified Bordeaux wine that continually outperforms its classification. The vineyards cover over 90 hectares growing primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines are powerful, with... More »

JR 18
WS 95
WA 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2012 WA: 1998-2015 WS: 2000-2010
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750ml $265.00

JR 18
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2000-2015

Similar aged, lightening ruby to the 1990 served alongside it with turbot. Big and sweet and round - seems fuller, richer and a bit older and dustier than the 1989 served alongside. Very long and powerful. Wonderfully rich and opulent. Sweet and perhaps a little bit simpler than the 1989 - though it would work better than the 1989 with richer food.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 109
Drink Dates 1998-2015

Although I have always rated the 1990 higher than the 1989, I was stunned by just how fabulous the wine was showing in my tasting in late 1996. It possesses an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a stunning nose of jammy blackcurrants, cedar, spice, and smoke. Full-bodied, with magnificent extract, excellent delineation, outstanding purity, and layers of intensity, this massive, dense, well-balanced Pauillac is the finest Grand-Puy-Lacoste since the 1982. Anticipated maturity: 1998-2015.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2000-2010

Big and juicy red. Dark color, with coffee bean and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied and velvety, with loads of ripe fruit and a long, flavorful finish.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now through 2010. 27,500 cases made.

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Author Walter Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.993%
Tasted On 07/08/2013

Still deep red color-elegant nose. Complex and layered with perfect balance and strong finish. Fades after 45 minutes.

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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.81%
Tasted On 03/21/2011

Big nose of dark fruits and currants/cedar, a heavy hitter with a great mouthfeel and long finish. I don't understand the "83" in the Community Tasting Notes. I loved it. Plenty of time left.

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Author flavio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 10/23/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2015
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Author Behruz Nassre
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96%
Tasted On 09/24/2010
Drink Dates 2010

needs about 2 hours of decanting before it opens up. a beautiful, lush wine at its peak.

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Author Joje
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 0%
Tasted On 05/21/2010
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Comments (1)
jwelch666 commented (4 years ago)
One terrible and anomalous rating should not be allowed to drive the ranking of this fine wine so low. Whether that bottle was corked, cooked, or otherwise damaged, it clearly does not represent the wine. I urge Joje or Vinfolio to withdraw the number from inclusion. I have never seen any wine rated 60.

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