1995 Grand-Puy-Lacoste 750ml

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

WA 95   WS 92   IWC 91(+?)   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Another unbelievably rich, multidimensional, broad-shouldered wine, with slightly more elegance and less weight than the powerhouse 1996, this gorgeously proportioned, medium to full-bodied, fabulously ripe, rich, cassis-scented and flavored Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a beauty. It should be drinkable within 4-5 years, and keep for 25-30. This classic Pauillac is a worthy rival to the other-worldly 1996.

Drink Dates: 2002-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 115

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Wonderful dark chocolate and berry aromas. Full-bodied and concentrated, with lovely, velvety tannins and a long, chocolaty aftertaste. Another winning GPL.

Drink Dates: 2002+
Author: James Suckling

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(+?)

Dark ruby-red. Ripe, expressive nose combines cassis, roasted plum and coconut. Supple, very concentrated and large-scaled; actually rather backward today even if the terrific ripeness is clear to see. Quintessential firm Pauillac backbone is covered by flesh. Will rely more on its tongue-dusting tannins than its acidity to age in bottle. This wine firmed up noticeably during its second year in barrel.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Chris Ahearn
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Rating: 92
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 02/15/2014
Good but missing complexity and some sweetness, tannins a bit dry

Rating: 88
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/08/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2014
Still plenty of tannin and acidity left. Seems to be in a slightly dumb phase and not giving up much fruit - bouquet was quite reticent and mid-palate somewhat hollow. Slightly disappointing, considering the Spectator and Parker reviews. However, this wine may very well improve with three to five years more bottle age.

Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

3507 bottles owned by 667 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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