Château Grand Puy Lacoste 1990


Robert Parker 96 |  WineIsuppose 97
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A superstar! A fascinating aspect of Grand Puy Lacoste is to experience how in vintages like 1990 this domain can produce a behemoth of a wine: monumental! I would stringly recommend to make sure you will lay your hands on a few bottles: you will not regret. The dark fruit, the beautiful black berries and cassis all in layers of complexity and perfect harmony makes this a standout Grand Puy Lacoste: substantially more distinguished than the 1982 and way more sophisticated than the 200 and 2005. For me, this Lacoste is the best I have ever tasted, and I can happily say: I tasted this more than a dozen times.

| Eugene Bergen

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.

| Robert Parker

 

 Region France | Bordeaux | Pauillac
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink