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%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Plenty of Pauillac typicity, savoury Cabernet Sauvignon dominance in its flavour profile, blueberry, cassis, cocoa bean, liqourice root, grilled cloves, even silky tannins - this is a success, with estate character, even if shorter drinking window than in more concentrated vintages. Eric Boissenot consultant, Borie family owners. 75% new oak, harvest September 24 to October 8.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    87-89/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, harvested from 24 September to 8 October, with yields of 40 hl/ha. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive scents of plum preserves, cassis, and black cherries with hints of truffles, cast-iron pan, and bay leaves. Light to medium-bodied, the palate offers refreshing, delicately played black fruit flavors with soft tannins and a ferrous finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Grand Puy Lacoste, matured in around 70% new oak and bottled in June 2023, is about as classic a Bordeaux as you will find in contemporary Bordeaux, which is not unexpected given the vintage and château in question. Black fruit, cedar and tobacco unfurl on the nose with pencil shavings coming through with time—it is much more open and expressive compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, one of the most saline vintages in recent years with a gentle build toward the finish. It's not a showstopper. It's not the apotheosis of GPL. But you'll finish the bottle and probably want another glass.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2024

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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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