Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste GCC 2009 (RP95)
The Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2003 presents an intense ruby red color. On the nose, it offers a complex combination of blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry, with added hints of spices. On the palate, this wine shows its richness. Its structure is harmoniously full-bodied and the tannins are well-balanced. Its superb breeding is evident in the splendid length of the finish. This vintage has already started to express its personality but it will also evolve wonderfully with ageing, developing as it does ever more complex flavors to give increasing pleasure.
Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc
Award and Rating
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 95 point
Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic from Xavier Borie's estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers, crushed rocks, black currants, cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding, it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured, it is a beauty of finesse, balance, purity and nobility. It will benefit from 5-7 more years of bottle age.
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