Good body. Blackberry followed by dry forest leaves. Complex and refined. — 2 days ago
Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of black cherry, leather, stewed tomato, cured meat, hard goat cheese.
Dry. Flavors of hard goat cheese, black cherry, peppercorn, leather, subtle clove. Medium-rich, chewy tannins. Notes are complex and vivid! Fantastic!
Finish: 5/5 — a month ago
Выпито 23.09.23 с Саввасом на вечеринке у У Даши дома. — 2 months ago
Happy Labor Day holiday weekend in the USA!
We’re enjoying a night off from studying while sipping a lovely Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2011 paired with a grilled steak, baked potato, green beans, and mushroom / zucchini kabobs. Soon (and sadly) we’ll have to say “au revoir” to summer.
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is situated on the left bank of Bordeaux, i.e., west of the Gironde Estuary, in the commune of Pauillac. Soils here are gravel-based, and free-draining, ideal for ripening the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon grape, which dominates in this Bordeaux blend.
Pauillac is known for producing age-worthy, structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines due in part to the growing environment. No wonder it’s home to 3 out of 5 first growth wines in the 1855 classification, including, Château Latour, Château Lafite Rothschild, and Château Mouton Rothschild. This particular wine ranks highly, as well, as a fifth growth and understandably so.
Based on our research the 2011 vintage in Bordeaux seemed to fast-forward many typical growing processes and timelines; grapes were budding and ripening ahead of schedule with warmer temperatures early in the season followed by notably cooler temperatures in August, ahead of harvest.
It’s remarkable how variable seasonal conditions can affect a wine’s profile, especially in less consistent climates like Bordeaux where vintage variation is a serious thing… still, this wine is lovely.
It is deep ruby with a medium (+) intensity of developing aromas offering notes of ripe blackberry, cassis, black cherry, plum, black licorice, anise, violet, tobacco, leather, clove, nutmeg, cedar, pencil shavings.
On the palate, this wine is dry with medium (+) acidity, high tannins that are ripe and smooth, a medium (+) body, medium (+) intensity of flavors consistent with the notes. The finish is medium(+).
This is an excellent wine that is drinking well now and could age further.
Cheers to the beauty born in 2011 in Pauillac AOC with this Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste! — 3 months ago
Balanced one. @8000, G drp, 231027 — a month ago
at its peak…great balance with tannins in a perfect state to still hold up to bbq tri-tip — a month ago
Dark cherry and briar. On the palate medium + intensity - heavy spice. No other word for it but delicious. One of the jewels of Central Otago along with Block 3. A gift from a good mate who loves new world Pinot Noir, for my 70th last year. A gorgeous wine. — 2 months ago