Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Dark rubi robe, nose of dark cherries, cocoa, blackcurrant, cedar, asian spices and wood spice. Very elegant and same time bold in the mouth, complex, good length. This is classical claret at its best. Was decanted 45 minutes before our fois gras and Simmental steak was served. Great stuff. Was our Mother’s day meal. — 25 days ago

veronique paillardJose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with veronique, Jose and 1 other
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Château Puy Blanquette

Grand Cru Saint-Émilion 2018

Leather and gravel when I first opened this bottle, and after an hour in the decanter this wine brought out a lot of fruit. Long nose. Quite the chameleon, this grand cru. Rating affirmed 3/18/23. — 2 years ago

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Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2023

Very different nose. Overall quite oaky. — 2 months ago

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Shay A

One of the better older Bordeaux I’ve had in quite some time. Absolutely at peak with so many layers. It outshined an ‘03 Grand Puy Lacoste (which showed thin), ‘03 Montelena (sadly corked), and an ‘03 BV Georges de LaTour (rich/sweet).

Absolutely on fire from pop, this 20yr old left bank Bordeaux showed none of the overripe/too hot characteristics of the vintage. Deep purple/black in the glass with no bricking. Full-bodied. Mocha, truffle, roasted blackberries and raspberries, graphite on the nose. Ripe (but not overly so) dark berries, plum, cassis with vanilla pipe tobacco and even some iron. Still a good bit of tannin on the finish. This shows as a “modern” style due to the warmth, but balanced. Wish I had more. Pop the corks and enjoy!
— a year ago

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Deborah M

Bummer about the Montelena. I love Pontet-Canet. Great notes.

Château Artigues-Arnaud

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Second take on this pauillac made by grand puy Ducasse. The nose is intense upon opening with black currant, cedar, cigar, even chocolate. Exquisite. The palate is nice too. Very strong acid backbone and some matter on the sides. Currant, width, a silky layer. Fine tannins to kick things up a bit before a nice curranty, cedary, long lasting finish. Not at grand cru level but still a very enjoyable pauillac. Highly recommended. — 5 years ago

Keith, Peter and 7 others liked this

Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Deep ruby-garnet color.
Aromas of cherry, tomato leaf,
Dry. Flavors of black cherry, tomato leaf, earth, leather. Very savory. Rich firm tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 9 months ago

Château Puy-Razac

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Though it’s very difficult for me to find a reasonably-priced Bordeaux I actually like, this is one. Bright nose shows dark cherry, cedar shavings, gravel, and a deep woodsy scent. Good cherry-centric fruit, loads of acidity, and a very bright mouthfeel. The acids feel almost like the bright, accentuated acids I associate with Paso Robles limestone soil. Not particularly long or complex in the mouth, but resonates more on the *fun* scale. — 3 years ago

Daniel, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Château Le Puy

Emilien Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Am stunned by this cotes de bordeaux wine. Biodynamic. Imported by Neal Rosenthal. Bought with my friend John Truax at Flatiron wines. Very polished and sophisticated wine and a keeper at this price point. Would put many Saint Emilion Grand Cru to shame. Enthusiastically recommended. Drink or hold if you can :) — 5 years ago

Adriana Pagliano
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