Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2015 Bottle size: 750mlFrance, Bordeaux
'I love this from the first nose. It’s not quite as complex as the 2017 at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, never mind the 2016, but this is still an exceptionally good Pauillac in the vintage. There’s black fruits, firm tannins, excellent graphite and slate notes and touches of liquorice with clear depth and length. Very good quality, and carefully extracted, it goes gently into the night. 75% new oak. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040.' – Jane Anson, Decanter, 94/100
'The wine from this estate, owned by one of the great Bordeaux families, is already balanced between fruit and tannins. Black currants from the Cabernet Sauvignon comes through strongly, giving a juicy character to the wine's structure. It is rich and will mature well. Drink from 2025.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 93/100
'The 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste did not perform to the level I expected. That said, it has a wonderful bouquet of vibrant blackberry and raspberry fruit, rose petals and graphite, all very complex and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. It still has some vanilla-y oak to be assimilated, but it displays a very smooth texture and fine precision toward the finish. A little more showy and modern in style than previous vintages. I would give this at least five years in bottle. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92+/100
About Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste:
Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the oldest in the Médoc with its history dated back to the 16th century. From the 16th century until 1920, the property remained in the same family, and in 1978 was passed on to the Borie family. Since then, major renovations have been done on the property and the focus has been placed on the quality of the wines, rather than quantity. The 55-hectare vineyard is planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, with the average age of the vines at 38 years.
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|Producer information||Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the oldest in the Médoc with its history dated back to the 16th century. From the 16th century until 1920, the property remained in the same family, and in 1978 was passed on to the Borie family. Since then, major renovations have been done on the property and the focus has been placed on the quality of the wines, rather than quantity. The 55-hectare vineyard is planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, with the average age of the vines at 38 years.|
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