1981 Grand-Puy-Lacoste 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Fifth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 88  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Excellent dark color accompanying plummy, floral and lead pencil aromas and flavors. Muscular for the vintage, with ripe tannins and peppery, fruity tones. Drinkable now.--The Bordeaux 50.

Author: James Suckling

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Average rating: 84, based on 1 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

81 bottles owned by 18 collectors.

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About This Producer

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

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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