1999 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 89 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51269-1999-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    A medium-bodied red with straightforward berry and cinnamon character. Silky tannins. Falls away on the finish. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Medium red. Black cherry, minerals and graphite on the nose. Lush, full and sweet, with quintessential Pauillac flavors of currant, lead pencil and shoe polish. Has good buffering fat for its substantial tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    This deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 has some tannin to resolve, but it is an elegant, medium-bodied, delicious effort that will reward readers who have the patience to cellar it for several years. It is not a blockbuster in the style of the 2000 or 1996, but the 1999 offers charming roundness, sweet cassis fruit, excellent purity, and fine overall balance. It should last for 16+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating:

    This was served with the 1996 and pigeon and foie gras in a little flaky pastry medallion. It looked a bit more developed than the 1996 at the rim. Ruby with a hint of age at the rim. Firm and dry and nearing its apogee. Very fresh and clean. Lively and racy. Xavier Borie commented, '1999 was not considered a top vintage - it hasn't got that much power but it has elegance and structure. Our wines always have balance and freshness'.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 86

    An open nose of spice, plum and some earth. Tannins and acids are still strong but there is sufficient fruit to at least partially balance them. Will always be a firm wine. 70% Cabernet, 25% Merlot, and 5% Franc.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2012
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Colour ruby red with some signs of ageing at the edges; nose not very pronounced; quite pleasant on the palate but all the tannins are gone and the fruit is beginning to dry up; definitely needs to be drunk now
    Author: TAs Super Cellar
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

  • 267 bottles owned
  • 80 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 80 collectors)