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
    Inky and glass-staining damson colour, with enjoyable aromatics, slow building power that is tempered and softened by waves of violet and peony. Knitted down, muscular tannins build a wall around the black fruits. This is concentrated, signature Pauillac just as it was En Primeur, majoring on pencil lead, cloves, liquorice and cocoa bean. 41hl/h yield, 75% new oak.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2022
    94/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot, the 2019 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is deep garnet-purple in color. It gives subtle, slowly emerging scents of juicy blackcurrants, redcurrant jelly, and ripe plums, plus suggestions of cinnamon stick, chocolate box, camphor, and fallen leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firm and grainy with lovely tension cutting through the intense black and red fruit flavors, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    97/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a well-defined bouquet with cedar and graphite infused black fruit, hints of pencil shavings, controlled and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannins, taut and fresh with a pixelated and mineral-driven finish, lingering long in the mouth. What a heavenly 2019 Pauillac. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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    country:
    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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