2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51269-2005
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($95-$100) Medium red. Very ripe aromas of plum and musky brown spices; redder in character and less precise than the 2006. Then big, sweet and plump on the palate, with full, mellow flavors of red berries, tobacco and mocha, plus a light smoked meat note. Finishes with sweet tannins and lingering, fully ripe fruit. This is showing its lush side today and is hiding its underlying structure.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    A fabulous GPL. Perhaps better than the legendary 1982? It shows laser-guide precision on the palate with aromas of currants, cedar, mint, flowers and chocolate. Full-bodied and extremely finely textured on the palate, lasting for minutes. A joy to drink now. Get some.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Has subtle blackberry, licorice and currant on the nose, with hints of mint. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a very pretty texture. Caresses everything. Refined and balanced. A beautiful wine that's hard to keep your hands off now. 14,165 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson. Rather sweet ' even simple ' Cabernet nose. Racy and sleek. Devil-may-care wine made by the vineyard rather than with an eye to what the market wants.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Pure creme de cassis, licorice and spice are all present in this wine from Xavier Borie. Medium to full-bodied and ripe, with sweet tannin and a nicely textured mouthfeel, this is a beauty that should continue to drink well for another 15 or so years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Good now, will be great in 10 years
    Drink Dates: 2018-2030
    Author: Patrick
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

  • 1874 bottles owned
  • 230 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 230 collectors)