1970 Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1.5L

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Fifth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1970 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
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Wine Advocate | 91

One of the few wines that was not purchased in the early 1970s (I made a trade - and a good one, for this bottle), this deep, dark ruby-colored wine exhibits good liveliness in its color. The wine reveals the classic cassis, mineral, weedy tobacco, spicy nose of a top Pauillac. Full-bodied, concentrated, and close to full maturity, it is a flavorful, expansive, chewy wine. Although it has been distressingly inconsistent in previous tastings, I am convinced the off bottles had been cooked - undoubtedly by exposure to high temperatures. In this tasting, it was a delicious, outstanding example of the vintage that should continue to drink well for another decade.

Drink Dates: 1996-2006
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 105

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Wine Spectator | 90

Deep ruby-garnet; fragrant cassis, spice and tar nose; very full, firm and chewy, with concentrated cassis flavor in a very full package.



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More Vintages and Sizes of Grand-Puy-Lacoste:

2000 (750ml)
1996 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Located on the left bank of the Gironde River, a few miles from the town of Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (also known as Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste-Saint-Guirons) is a Fifth Growth classified Bordeaux wine that continually outperforms its classification. The vineyards cover over 90 hectares growing primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines are powerful, with distinct tannic structure, and rich blackcurrant and cassis notes which are the hallmarks of a good Pauillac. Cabernet Sauvignon is king at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, as the deep gravel topsoil with a limestone base is ideally suited for growing the grape. Cabernet is also what gives the wines their wonderful structure, and aging potential. The estate's second wine is called Lacoste-Borie.

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