Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, PAUILLAC Grand Cru Classé
$124.20 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
The Second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Lacoste-Borie is a frequent favourite, offering great value for an elegant, impeccably made Pauillac. In 2020 the blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon with // Deep ruby in colour. The nose is smoky, fleshy with plummy fruit and vibrant with cherry blossom. The palate is finely etched, with pure cherry fruit and a savoury, cool edge. The tannins add real crunch, coating the mouth but keeping the compact proportions of the wine harmonious. Superb poise through to a long finish. 93-96 Farr Vintners, London.
Enjoyable, powerful, concentrated, not the most generous of GPLs but they have captured the essence of Pauillac, and it's hard to resist. Sappy juicy finish, full of cassis, mint leaf and pencil lead along the way with a clear tightness to the tannic frame. 95 Jane Anson, Decanter. The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is an explosive, vibrant Pauillac. The bouquet alone is captivating. Lavender, grilled herbs, menthol, chocolate and crème de cassis all race out of the glass. A wine of vertical structure and precision, the 2020 is a total stunner. It simply dazzles from start to finish. 93-96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
This full-bodied red builds on the palate in a fantastic way with tight, compact tannins that grow and grow on the finish. Plenty of blackcurrant and graphite character and a flavourful finish. 96-97 James Suckling.