1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51269-1996-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A seamless, pretty '96 claret. Extremely fruity aromas of plums and blackberries. Medium-bodied, with polished tannins and silky texture. 14,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark chestnut marron. Some development at the rim. Strong cassis aromas. Rather jagged fruit with dusty tannins. A little bit simple with a slightly burnt quality.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    This is unquestionably a profound Grand-Puy-Lacoste, but it is excruciatingly backward. It reveals an essence of creme de cassis character which sets it apart from other Pauillacs. The wine is displaying plenty of tannin, huge body, and sweet black currant fruit intermixed with minerals and subtle oak. Massive, extremely structured, and with 25-30 or more years of longevity, this immensely-styled Grand-Puy-Lacoste will require 7-8 years of patience, perhaps longer. A superb, classic Pauillac.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Stephen G41
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: jab
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2009-2019
    Author: Michael R149
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: Anthony H258
  • Self | Rating: 75

    A very bad Puy- Lacoste. Tried two bottles both equally as bad. Extremely sweet and hard t drink
    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Excellent, this is peak drinking and shall stay there for next 4-6 years. Round tannins, dense & dark palate. This is a classic Pauillac. Very enjoyable....drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2022
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 94

    this is now a classic. still a powerhouse, it took a full 40 minutes to open up. then it evolved into a complex, brooding beauty with deep sweet black currant fruit balanced with minerality and subtle oak in a massively structured immense bordeaux.
    Author: dozman3
  • Self | Rating: 91

    This wine feels quiet and cool. There is a cassis note, a little stink, some oak, and plum. Does it need time?
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: dwilson
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Typical bordeaux nose, still tannic with soft fruit and short finish.
    Author: Pierre T184
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 3238 bottles owned
  • 341 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 341 collectors)