Honoring my marvelous father with a meal and wine he would have appreciated with gusto. We wish he was here to share it with us, but are deeply grateful that his spiritual presence remains so strong in our hearts today and every day. 💕
This blend is predominantly (78%) Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. 🍷 It hails from the Haut-Médoc region on the “left bank” of Bordeaux, 🇫🇷 more specifically, the Pauillac AOC. Pauillac is a highly-regarded commune, with favorable growing conditions, known for producing some outstanding quality wines. 👌👌 This wine is no exception. 😆
🏰 Château Grad-Puy-Lacoste is a cru classé, ranked among, and a neighbor to, the region’s top estates. It’s incredible to think the first vines planted on this property date back to the 1500s, making it one of the oldest properties in the region.
We decanted this wine for several hours, which helped it soften and release its layered aromatics.
👁 The color is deep garnet with notable tearing.
👃 On the nose it has medium(+) intensity and concentration of developing aromas. The aromas include ripe black fruit such as cassis, black cherry, blackberry, and plum, as well as other non-fruit notes like black licorice, pencil shavings, and violet. It has secondary notes of clove, nutmeg, allspice, cedar, also tertiary notes of wet earth, tobacco, leather, meat, fig, and mushroom.
👄 This wine is dry and its flavors on the palate are consistent with the nose.
This wine has balance, complexity, a strong structure, with firm, grippy tannins, and a long elegant finish. 👏👏
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, vintage 2011, ABV 13.5%. — 3 days ago
Beautiful Southern gourmandise. Grenache in front with its notes of black fruits, coffee, chocolate. Syrah brings its lot of pepper, violet, typical menthol, and Carignan, thyme and garrigue notes. The 14 degrees of alcohol are absolutely unfeeling. It’s very good, it’s very soft.
Belle gourmandise sudiste souple et soyeuse. Grenache devant avec ses notes fruits noirs, café, chocolat. La Syrah apporte son lot de poivre, violette, menthol typique, le Carignan, du thym, des notes garrigue. Les 14 degrés d’alcool ne sont absolument pas sentir. Ça se boit très bien. — 2 months ago
South blend, grenache Syrah, medium body, supple and crunchy. Black fruits, peppery and spicy, sharp acidity, great drinkability.
Assemblage sudiste grenache Syrah, corps moyen, souple et croquant. Fruits noirs, poivré et épicé, acidité vive, grande buvabilité. — 20 days ago
Another outstanding bottle of 1982 GPL. Everything a Bordeaux should be - fully integrated tannins, tobacco, sous bois, leather yet still fresh fruit with the charm of 1980s Bordeaux. A real treat to open any 1982 Bordeaux and certainly GPL is one of my favorite values. — a month ago
Perfect tasting red. Beautiful flavor explosion on the tongue — 3 months ago
It’s still a Grand Puy Lacoste... — a month ago
Hell yeah. — 22 days ago