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1990 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien

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$196.00

Ratings

IWC 92
WA 93

Product Overview

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1990
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Gruaud Larose
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Julien
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country France
Featured Product No
Price $196.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 92
Medium red. Slightly warm aromas of cherry, leather and earth; following the Ducru flight, this came across as a bit rustic in character. Very sweet, broad and powerful, with a roasted marzipan-like quality and fruit of steel. Plenty of structure here. Finishes long and ripely tannic. Drink 2005 through 2020.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 93
In many cases, the results of my blind tastings confirmed how much I underrated several 1990s. One wine I unquestionably short-changed is the 1990 Gruaud Larose. Over the last few years I had rated the wine 90 points several times, but more often Gruaud fell comfortably in the 88-89 point category. Gruaud-Larose was superb at the most recent tasting. Moreover, this might be a 1990 that is still affordable. The wine exhibits a thick-looking, plum/purple/garnet-like color. A sensational nose of jammy black-cherries, earth, cedar, and herbs has become far more intense and striking. The wine displays sensational richness and power, but not quite the burly, monstrous size and hulking weight of the 1986 or 1982. Yet it reveals impressive stuffing and power. The low acidity emphasizes the thick, juicy, succulent fruit in this backward yet rich, chewy wine. This was the finest showing yet for the 1990 Gruaud Larose. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2020.-Robert Parker
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