Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2014

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2014

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 3
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£52.50
Qty
Total

£52.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 18% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Christel Spinner Optimum Drinking: 2022-2050 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: James Suckling Code: 102979 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Grand-Puy-Lacoste is an estate on the up. Its success, as the welcoming Isabelle La Sueur told us, can be attributed to owner François-Xavier Borie, who since taking over from his father, has taken this 5th growth Pauillac château from good to great. Xavier has rebuilt the cellars, installed smaller vats and instigated a more rigorous selection process.

Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines carry a hint of crème de cassis, which is the château's trademark characteristic in top vintages.

Reviews

"The 2014 Grand Puy Lacoste is superb. Dark, dense and inviting, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth and richness. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco all develop in the glass, but it is the overall feel that is most impressive. Silky, polished tannins nicely balance the wine's overt personality. In short, the 2014 has it all. Don't miss it. This is a knockout wine from proprietor François-Xavier Borie." Antonio Galloni

"The 2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a much more approachable nose than usual, vibrant with red cherries, wild strawberry and cedar aromas, backed up with mineral-soaked blackberry fruit. This gathers momentum wonderfully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. The acidity is very well judged with purity and elegance on the finish, if not the structure or backbone commonly found is very top vintages. I've been a bit conservative with my score at the moment, but I am sure it will prove its worth with 3-5 more years in bottle, hence the plus sign. One to watch." eRobertParker.com