2019 Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac is now released.
Château Grand Puy Lacoste is one of the rare Bordeaux property that is still family owned and has remained in the same family between the 16th and the 20th century. In 1978 it was bought by the Borie family. After investing in the winery, the Château has achieved some great success, the first being in 1982. The grand vin is aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrel of which 75% are new.
The 2019 Grand Puy Lacoste is deep purple in colour. Initially the bouquet is tight and so I left my sample for 15-20 minutes to open. It rewards patience with a beguiling mélange of pure blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and pencil shavings, very focused and mineral-driven. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins. Compared to the robust, tannic GPL’s of old, this is much more lithe and approachable, yet it still bears the DNA of this Pauillac estate. It might not possess the flair of other 2019 Left Banks, but that it is not what I seek from this estate. Classy and full of breeding – quintessential Pauillac. – 95-97 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.