2010 Grand-Puy-Lacoste

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51269-2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    An absolutely magnificent wine from this very popular estate, which sits well off the Route du Vin, just to the southwest of the town of Pauillac, its classic creme de cassis and floral notes are well-displayed. The wine possesses supple tannin, a full body, voluptuous character and a layered, impressively textured mouthfeel. This is a brilliant effort from Grand Puy Lacoste that can be drunk in 4-5 years or cellared for three decades or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright red-ruby. Vibrant aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, licorice and mocha, with mineral and sexy oak notes adding complexity. Intensely flavored and sharply focused, with a restrained sweetness and lovely purity to its dark fruit flavors. Very rich and deep but not jammy, this superb Pauillac's depth of fruit is partly hidden today by its serious tannic structure. Hardly austere but this will be much better for several years of aging and should go on for two or three decades.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dramatically intense colour. But both samples I tried were a little bit tired. Sweet start but without great intensity on the mid palate. Very chewy end. Just a bit awkward and unfocused. Correct balance though with good Pauillac character. I'm just a little worried about the freshness of samples... (Stupidly, I had the chance to re-taste this chez Dourthe but was dashing for a plane and missed both it and its stablemate Haut-Batailley which I was finally able to tasted chez Bibendum 4 May). I may well have underestimated this usually very reliable wine.)Tasted open 4 May: Very deep purple. Notably fresh and lifted. Not the most concentrated 2010 and drier than some but butterly echt and not remotely manipulated. I suspect it needs time for its hidden depths to emerge. 17.5 Drink 20-32.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This is dense but silky around the edges, with crushed plum and black currant fruit lined with roasted vanilla bean, tobacco and loam notes. Everything hangs solidly through the finish, lined with finely beaded acidity and leaving an echo of singed anise.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2021-2028
    Author: Thierry27
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2030
    Author: Wingman
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau d'Armailhac,Chateau Margaux,Chateau Beychevelle

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1004 bottles owned
  • 70 collectors