Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2010

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2010

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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£75.00
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£75.00

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 69%, Merlot 28%, Cabernet Franc 3% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Xavier Borie Optimum Drinking: 2020-2050 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102342 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2010 comes from another great Bordeaux vintage (following 2009) and punches well above its fifth growth status - a concentrated, complex, velvety Pauillac.

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

"An absolutely magnificent wine from this very popular estate, which sits well off the Route du Vin, just to the southwest of the town of Pauillac, its classic creme de cassis and floral notes are well-displayed. The wine possesses supple tannin, a full body, voluptuous character and a layered, impressively textured mouthfeel. This is a brilliant effort from Grand Puy Lacoste." Robert Parker

"Vibrant aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, licorice and mocha, with mineral and sexy oak notes adding complexity. Intensely flavored and sharply focused, with a restrained sweetness and lovely purity to its dark fruit flavors. Very rich and deep but not jammy, this superb Pauillac's depth of fruit is partly hidden today by its serious tannic structure." Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar