ITEM 7084

1990 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint Julien

$199.98

In stock

4

Wine Rating:

92ST 90WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1990

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint julien

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

($88-$116) 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.

Review Date: 7/1/02

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points

Tasted in that well-known Bordeaux appellation called "Burgundy," the 1990 Château Gruaud Larose is a Saint Julien that has always flirted with funkiness. Here that came through quite strongly on this occasion, partly because it was juxtaposed against the purity of the 1990 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge. That does not detract from a thoroughly enjoyable wine. The nose shows just a touch of brettanomyces here, soft black fruit with melted tar, graphite, leather and game. The palate has a gaminess from start to finish, carrying the warmth of that summer into the glass, melted tannins with just a touch of dryness towards the finish. It is a pleasurable, if not intellectual Saint Julien to drink over the next 15 years. Tasted June 2015.

Review Date: 7/1/16