Gruaud Larose, St. Julien 1990

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into neck; lightly scuffed labels

96 points Robert M. Parker, Jr., Bordeaux Book

This wine continues to get better and better and is certainly one of the great successes in what is a profound vintage for Bordeaux. While the wine still tastes young, it is already complex, with so much sweet tannin and lavish fruit that it is impossible to resist, even though it probably will not hit its plateau of maturity for another 5-6 years. A stunning nose of licorice, earth, cedar, Provencal herbs, black currants, asphalt, and cherries soars from the glass. Full-bodied, opulent, with fabulous concentration, a seamless texture, and remarkable stuffing and power, this low-acid, thick, almost viscous wine can be drunk now or cellared for at least another two decades. For trivia buffs, this was the wine President Chirac served former President Clinton when he hosted Clinton in Paris in June 1999. I know, because several days later President Chirac gave me the Légion d'Honneur. In his speech, he acknowledged the fact that President Clinton only wanted to 'drink a wine rated highly by Robert Parker.' Robert M. Parker, Jr., Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, Dec 2002

94 points Decanter

An estate known for its long ageing, and here it has softened at 31 years old, but still offering silky tannins and autumnal fruits with cedar smoked oak, marzipan, dried leather and gentle truffled spice. A thoroughly enjoyable Gruaud Larose showcasing old-school St-Julien balance. Clear crushed mint leaf on the finish, utterly moreish. (JA) (4/2021)

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