2000 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51269-2000-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($50-$68) Bright medium ruby-red. Exotic black fruits and spices on the nose, with notes of chocolate, smoke and game; showing its 29% merlot component today. Rich, broad and chocolatey; sweet, creamy and superripe. A big, mouthfilling vintage for this chateau, combining a classic Pauillac medicinal character with the chocolatey ripeness of the vintage. Thick but nicely delineated, finishing with very broad, sweet tannins and excellent length. Like a more refined version of the 1990, says Francois-Xavier Borie.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid ruby. Firm and, for the first time in this tasting I find myself writing the word 'mineral'. Sweet and pleasing and at first I wondered whether it was almost at its apogee, but it still has slightly aggressive acid and tannin on the palate. It's far from subtle but it does deliver. Quite marked acidity. Not the most luscious 2000 but very solid. Probably needs a bit more time.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    This large-scaled wine has a saturated ruby/purple color and a big creme de cassis nose, with a hint of licorice and tobacco. Still somewhat closed, this deep, full-bodied, luscious, muscular offering exhibits ripe tannin, loads of fruit, and tremendous purity. This is a gorgeous example of one of the most popular wines in the Medoc. Its savory tannin and low acidity suggest it should be close to its plateau of drinkability in 4-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Very racy. Licorice, berry and lead pencil, with flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish. Very fine indeed. 15,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Hoss
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Author: Winelover
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Delicious and go ahead and drink now.
    Author: Chez Fisher
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Retail purchase, held 1 year. Great cork. Decanted 2 hours. Opaque red, light bricking on the rim. Captivating aromas put you in this vintage and on the Left Bank. Medium full, pure expressive and long. Red fruit, tobacco. Lifted rather than deep. An agile with many years. Wonderful now for the quality and balance it shows.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: Miguel L
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

  • 2914 bottles owned
  • 429 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 429 collectors)