1990 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2006 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl

1990 CH GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2006 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • RP4

    Robert Parker, June 1992,
    Score: 87-88

    This estate's 1990 resembles a more powerful combination of their 1979 and 1985. Forward, with low acidity, delicious sweet, cassis fruit soars from the glass. In the mouth, it offers chewy, dense, alcoholic, plump and delicious flavors. This is a hedonistic offering from one of the most underrated top Pauillac producers. Anticipated maturity: 1995-2002.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, February 1993,
    Score: 90

    The 1990 resembles a more powerful combination of this estate's 1978 and 1985. Forward, with low acidity, its delicious sweet cassis fruit soars from the glass. It offers chewy, dense, alcoholic, plump, and delicious flavors presented in a full-bodied format. This is a hedonistic offering from one of the most underrated top Pauillac producers. Will the 1990 turn out to be the finest Grand-Puy-Lacoste since the 1982? Anticipated maturity: 1995-2002.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, January 2003,
    Score: 95

    The stunning 1990, which continues to evolve at a glacial pace, possesses an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a stunning nose of jammy black currants, 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. Sumptuous! Anticipated maturity: Now-2018. Last tasted, 5/02.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2009,
    Score: 96

    Along with the 1982, 2000, and 2005, the 1990 is one of those monumental Grand Puy Lacostes that you can’t have enough of. Still inky/blue/purple-colored to the rim, it boasts a gorgeously sweet, pure nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, and a hint of wet rocks. The wine is full-bodied, plush, and expansive with impressive levels of glycerin and purity as well as an endearing texture. This 1990 is evolving at a glacial pace, but the sweetness of the tannins and low acidity ensure a delicious treat whenever a bottle is opened. It should evolve for another 20-25 years. Release price: ($300.00/case). Drink: 2009-2034.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 1997,
    Score: 95

    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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Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Grand Puy Lacoste sits on top of one of the steepest slopes in Pauillac, a whole 16 metres above the main flatlands! Hardly Himalayan, but the extra 16 metres of pebble-enriched soil results inparticularly excellent drainage. François-Xavier Borie is at the helm of this very impressive château which was purchased in 1978 from Monsieur Dupin.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.