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

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2015


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2015

75cl

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£63.20


2015

75cl

DP

£63.20



Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2015

2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2015

It is always a joy to taste Xavier Borie's Grand Puy Lacoste, there is such elegance to the fruit here and a wonderful sense of cohesion and effortless charm. The 2015 is crafted from 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This is a classic GPL with perhaps even more refinement that usual. The profile is one of violets, pure Cabernet fruits, pencil shavings and Asian spice. There is an ethereal character to the fruit, it is velvety, sleek and complex yet so refreshing and almost weightless. There is a stunning structure with honed tannins and mouth-watering acidity. One of the finest Grand Puy Lacostes we can remember tasting.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
95/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Traces of butterscotch-smoked sweetness that shows the warm conditions of the year. Garnet and ruby in colour, there is an attractive sense of uplift, and the terroir impact is clearer than it was En Primeur, as always happens with the best estates after a few years in bottle. The classic Pauillac character is starting to assert itself, with crushed mint, cedar, slate, smoked earth and cardamon alongside blueberry, bilberry and cassis fruits. After half an hour in the glass it deepens in complexity, revealing the most gorgeous floral aromatics. 75% new oak.
Date Reviewed:
10/2021
93/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste sashays out with showy notions of baked black cherries, fruitcake, and dried mulberries, plus a waft of redcurrant jelly, Indian spices, and incense. The medium-bodied palate is lively and plush, with tons of expressive black and red berry preserves flavors and a wonderfully spicy finish.
Date Reviewed:
09/2022
92+/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste did not perform to the level I expected. That said, it has a wonderful bouquet of vibrant blackberry and raspberry fruit, rose petals and graphite, all very complex and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. It still has some vanilla-y oak to be assimilated, but it displays a very smooth texture and fine precision toward the finish. A little more showy and modern in style than previous vintages. I would give this at least five years in bottle. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Date Reviewed:
07/2019

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France

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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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