Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21141 ratings
9.2196 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Killer aromatics! Savory. Graphite, gravel, crunchy cranberry with blackberries and tar. Very perfumed. Youthful and tannic profile. Cherry cordial and red licorice toward the front palate, turning more dusty and cedar driven toward the finish with currant and underripe black cherries. Hold.

Killer aromatics! Savory. Graphite, gravel, crunchy cranberry with blackberries and tar. Very perfumed. Youthful and tannic profile. Cherry cordial and red licorice toward the front palate, turning more dusty and cedar driven toward the finish with currant and underripe black cherries. Hold.

Sep 21st, 2019
Shay A
9.2

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Similar experience to when I had this a few months ago. More dusty than the Gruard and Cos. Also more underripe fruits. Still showing strong tannins. Crunchy cranberry and sage notes. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Similar experience to when I had this a few months ago. More dusty than the Gruard and Cos. Also more underripe fruits. Still showing strong tannins. Crunchy cranberry and sage notes. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

Sep 14th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Very good. Decant 3-5 hrs helps

Very good. Decant 3-5 hrs helps

Aug 10th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

Even with the couple hour decant, this was very young tasting (no surprise). Cedar and underbrush, blackberries, cassis, mix of red and black fruits...finishes with bay leaf. I’d hold for 7+. I called this ‘13 Left Bank.

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

Even with the couple hour decant, this was very young tasting (no surprise). Cedar and underbrush, blackberries, cassis, mix of red and black fruits...finishes with bay leaf. I’d hold for 7+. I called this ‘13 Left Bank.

May 15th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

The first of two GPLs from the evening. Lots of saddle leather mixed with ripe fruit on the nose. Underripe black-cherry on the palate with an herbal dominants finish. Drink now. Thanks
@Will Adams .

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

The first of two GPLs from the evening. Lots of saddle leather mixed with ripe fruit on the nose. Underripe black-cherry on the palate with an herbal dominants finish. Drink now. Thanks
@Will Adams .

May 15th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Some nice fruit left with med acid and smooth tannin, earth and stone...

Some nice fruit left with med acid and smooth tannin, earth and stone...

Apr 6th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Medium ruby with medium intensity developing aromas of mint, tombacco, cassis, blackberry and cedar. Dry with high acidity, high tannins, and medium alcohol. Full bodied with pronounced flavors of cassis, cedar, tobacco, wet stone, vanilla and toast. Very good quality. Well balanced and showing very fine tannins

Medium ruby with medium intensity developing aromas of mint, tombacco, cassis, blackberry and cedar. Dry with high acidity, high tannins, and medium alcohol. Full bodied with pronounced flavors of cassis, cedar, tobacco, wet stone, vanilla and toast. Very good quality. Well balanced and showing very fine tannins

Apr 4th, 2019
Ken Z
9.5

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Delicious black fruit. More complexity and depth than the Grand Puy Ducasse.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Delicious black fruit. More complexity and depth than the Grand Puy Ducasse.

Jan 26th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

A stunning wine with exquisite balance of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit and a panoply of savory notes including violet, leather, cigar box and cedar. A beautiful wine entering a period of gradually maturing drinkability

A stunning wine with exquisite balance of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit and a panoply of savory notes including violet, leather, cigar box and cedar. A beautiful wine entering a period of gradually maturing drinkability

Dec 17th, 2018
Bill Bender

More gravitas and oomph than the Las Cases but a smidge less inviting. Still presenting substantial tannins but the fruit gets a foot in the water and shines with dark cherry, iron and soil.

More gravitas and oomph than the Las Cases but a smidge less inviting. Still presenting substantial tannins but the fruit gets a foot in the water and shines with dark cherry, iron and soil.

Sep 14th, 2018