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Grand Puy Lacoste 2017


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 95.0

A welcome combination of violet and spices, laden with rich blackcurrant and cassis fruit immediately hits the nose when trying the first sip of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Formed of 90 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.75%) and Merlot (c.25%), their terroir constitutes deep gravel beds over limestone, allowing the 38-year-old vines to thrive. The wine is aged in 75% new barrels for 16-18 months. The end result is a luscious wine of an intense red-purple colour whose palate is teaming with fruits that are met with rounded, smooth tannins that linger long after each sip.

£241.00 IN BOND

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Jane Anson

A lighter-framed vintage that will be ready to drink before the classic 10 year window. You see hints of this immediately in the plum colour, with shadings of a lighter raspberry around the rim even at four years old. The fruit is savoury blackcurrant and bilberry, with sculpted tannins that make their presence felt. Elegance and finesse show the Cabernet dominance, and the slate and smoke edge give complexity. Needs a few years but I would keep checking in, because there will come a point - as with the 2007s before it - that this will offer succulent drinking pleasure, and for me it is one of the clear standout successes of the 2017 vintage in Pauillac. Harvest September 15 to 29. 75% new oak, technical director Christel Spinner, consultant Eric Boissenot.

Neal Martin

The 2017 Grand-Puy-Lacoste was bottled at the end of June. Brambly black fruit, wild hedgerow, cedar and a touch of wild mint. This is classic "GPL". The palate is very well balanced with brine-tinged black fruit and a fine bead of acidity. It is beautifully focused with a refined, lightly spiced finish. You have to give this wine time in the glass because it really starts to "flow" after 5-10 minutes. Excellent.


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