Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1926 ratings
9.1163 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Blackberry and dark raspberry, some licorice. Tasty.

Blackberry and dark raspberry, some licorice. Tasty.

Dec 26th, 2017
Tracy Hall

This is in a perfect place. Floral nose with red fruits. Smooth and beautiful with a great finish.

This is in a perfect place. Floral nose with red fruits. Smooth and beautiful with a great finish.

Dec 22nd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Medium plus to deep ruby red. Dark fruits on the nose with some cedar and minerality. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A beast that needs some time to develop and grow up. Fresh earthiness on the palate with red berries, solid acidity and a long finish. Drink from 2020 till 2040

Medium plus to deep ruby red. Dark fruits on the nose with some cedar and minerality. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A beast that needs some time to develop and grow up. Fresh earthiness on the palate with red berries, solid acidity and a long finish. Drink from 2020 till 2040

Sep 23rd, 2017
Peter Godoff

Still drinking well.

Still drinking well.

Sep 9th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Ready to go and showing no signs of distress. If anything, it's still a bit compact, given the age and classification.

Ready to go and showing no signs of distress. If anything, it's still a bit compact, given the age and classification.

5 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.2

Smells like a race horse this one, smoky, sadle leather, very light tough of brett with some very broody Danson fruit, wood smoke, Chinese spice. Well evolved palate with plush blue and black fruit and powdery tannins. Really drinking very well at the mo.

Smells like a race horse this one, smoky, sadle leather, very light tough of brett with some very broody Danson fruit, wood smoke, Chinese spice. Well evolved palate with plush blue and black fruit and powdery tannins. Really drinking very well at the mo.

2 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015
Ryan Foss

Deinking quite well. Not a powerhouse vintage, but is clearly of classified growth quality greater than its 5th designation

Deinking quite well. Not a powerhouse vintage, but is clearly of classified growth quality greater than its 5th designation

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016
Debbie Shing

A puzzling wine. 2011. Tart red fruit, herbal notes sent my group to Italy. Oak profile sent us back to France. This after I tasted an older vintage just a couple weeks ago. Definitely showing its vintage variation.

A puzzling wine. 2011. Tart red fruit, herbal notes sent my group to Italy. Oak profile sent us back to France. This after I tasted an older vintage just a couple weeks ago. Definitely showing its vintage variation.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Dark currant, ground coffee bean, bitter chocolate. Good density.

Dark currant, ground coffee bean, bitter chocolate. Good density.

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2015
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

1998: tough year, with rain affected fruit. But good breed on the nose, fullish depth, meaty, witha hint of black olive. Still showing deep blackcurrant, and light tobacco, cigar and smoke. Very soft, but still showing light grip in places. Acidity is very diminished, wouldn't want to age this any more. Meaty, med to full and good classic Pauillac.

1998: tough year, with rain affected fruit. But good breed on the nose, fullish depth, meaty, witha hint of black olive. Still showing deep blackcurrant, and light tobacco, cigar and smoke. Very soft, but still showing light grip in places. Acidity is very diminished, wouldn't want to age this any more. Meaty, med to full and good classic Pauillac.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015