Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac
    Château Grand Puy Lacoste

    Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac,

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    Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007

    A wonderful nose of hedgerow, brambles, tobacco and gravel, with floral notes over the top and loaded with pure blackcurrant beneath, vibrant, characterful, appealing; concentrated dark berry fruit on the palate, dry, smooth and pure, good terroir and finesse, good balance and acidity, great value claret.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13.5%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Generous, juicy, a vintage that I am starting to often prefer - at least right now - to the 2010, but it is not quite pipping it for me at Grand Puy Lacoste. You'd be hard-pressed to argue with this wine though, it is delicious, balanced, full of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruits. Holds its line right through the mid palate without blinking, luscious dark chocolate-covered tannins, and manages to convey the savoury power of Pauillac even in such a warm year. 70% new oak, harvest 24 September to 7 October.
    Date Reviewed:
    10/2021
    Drinking Window:
    2021 - 2042
    93/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste prances out with exuberant notes of chocolate-covered cherries, blackcurrant pastilles, and licorice, plus wafts of pencil shavings and tobacco leaf. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy, drinking deliciously now, finishing on a lingering exotic spice note.
    Date Reviewed:
    09/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2035
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2009 Grand Puy-Lacoste has a clean and precise bouquet with graphite infused red berry fruit, woodland scents, fern and touches of autumn leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite bold and assertive with dried blood and ferrous notes infusing the red fruit towards the persistent finish. You could broach this now although I would prefer to leave another couple of years, when it may well deserve a higher score. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2019
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2040

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château Grand Puy Lacoste

    Château Grand Puy Lacoste

    A very old Chateau - it's first mention in official documents appears at the beginning of the XVIth century - this estate extends over 225 acres in a single plot of land to the south of Pauillac - which is where the original name "Grand-Puy" came from. Mr Lacoste added his name to the Château when he bought the property and kept it until the epidemic of phylloxera at the end of the XIXth century. GPL's reputation in the wine world will be down in part to Mr. Raymond Dupin, a legendary figure in the Medoc, who was proprietor until 1978 when he sold the estate to M. Borie.

    Nowadays, François-Xavier Borie is managing things. He renewed the cellars of the Château just before producing the great vintage of 1982. The vinification and ageing of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is conducted with the same technique and attention to detail, as those of the other estates managed by Borie - such as Château Haut-Batailley.

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