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

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

    Destination

    vintage

    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%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    We are in classic Grand Puy Lacoste territory here, great balance, good freshness, Pauillac typicity, less concentration than 2022, showing instead bright cassis and blackberry fruits, salted cracker edge, liquorice, graphite, spiced cocoa beans, and flashes of fresher redcurrants on the close of play. Great quality, and you can see the fine ageing potential stretching ahead. 75% new oak, rest one year old, around 60% of production in this 1st wine (this is similar each year, as here the vineyard footprint has not changed since 1855). Harvest September 11 to 28.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    93-95/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked September 11 to 28 at 48hL/ha and matured in 75% new oak. It has a classic "GPL" bouquet with blackberry, pencil box and light marine scents, obviously not as powerful as the previous vintage, yet in typical style, beautifully defined and focused. Just a touch of cracked black pepper surfaces with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle but insistent grip, just a light bitter edge lending tension and nerve. I perceive good depth here, but this is not a powerhouse of a Pauillac (is GPL ever?). It fans out toward the finish whilst maintaining control. There’s an impressive linearity to this wine, and thus I suspect it will require less bottle-age compared to recent vintages.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
    Appellation:
    style:
    Grape Variety:
    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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.

    discover Château Grand Puy Lacoste