1986 Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1.5L

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Fifth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1986 Grand-Puy-Lacoste
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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 91

This wine is the finest Grand-Puy-Lacoste produced after 1982 and before 1995. The 1986 still possesses an impressive deep ruby/purple color, as well as a classic nose of cedar, blackcurrants, smoke, and vanillin. Full-bodied, powerful, authoritatively rich, and loaded with fruit, this wine's solid lashing of tannin is not likely to melt away for 3-4 more years. It can be drunk, although it is backward and unyielding. Certainly, it is one of the better northern Medocs of the vintage.

Drink Dates: 1997-2012
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 88

Rich and cedary with concentrated flavor that's tight. Hints of currant and black cherry complement the ripe Cabernet fruit. Tannic finish; needs until 1996.

Drink Dates: 1996+


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Score: 93
Author: jwelch666
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/14/2009
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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