Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2015

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2015

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 3
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£62.50
Qty
Total

£62.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 3% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Christel Spinner Optimum Drinking: 2022-2050 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 103136 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2015 was purchased in ts orignal wooden case and comes from an excellent Bordeaux vintage, the best since the great 2010 vintage.

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 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Sensual, polished and refined, the 2015 is all class. Silky tannins, perfumed aromatics and beautifully delineated fruit are some of the signatures. The natural richness of the year comes through nicely, but without overpowering the wine's mid-weight sense of structure. This is a fabulous example of the year." Antonio Galloni

"Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite "aloof" at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mouth, it boasts a silky smooth texture with wonderful salinity on the aftertaste that is sustained in the mouth. As usual, Xavier Borie has produced a "classic" Pauillac" eRobertParker.com