2009 vintage - $210 (RP 92)
2011 vintage - $145 (RP 91)
One of the Bordeaux producers that we try to buy every vintage! Good value even till today. Despite being a 5th Growth, it is certainly outperforming its ranking!
For those who are new, 2009 was a great Bordeaux vintage. This wine is highly rated by the Chateau and wine critics:
'This is a very good vintage with quality underlined by cabernets sauvignons of exceptional nobility. This wine presents a very deep, dark red color. The "bouquet" reveals aromas of complex fruits and hints of ripe blackcurrant. The attack on the palate is precise, very dense, and follows with an exceptional velvety richness. The tannins are suave and elegant. It shows a beautiful complexity, combining smoothness and purity. A very well balanced wine with a spectacular length. In one word, a Grand Puy Lacoste with the promise of a bright future!' Grand Puy Lacoste
'From 50ha of vines in a single block of gravelly soils, this gives concentrated cassis and blackberry aromatics on the nose, with the juiciness providing interest all the way through the palate. I love this for its Pauillac-ness, and it's so mouthwatering that you have barely finished one sip before you want another. Lovely quality, perhaps not as perfectly balanced as the 2005, but just as satisfying. It's one of the best 2009s in the lineup that's not exorbitantly priced.' Decanter 95 pts
'Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy, this is a more elegantly styled 2009 with provocative herbal sparks and a ferrous finish.' Robert Parker 92 pts
Château Grand Puy Lacoste