HDH Wine

2016 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac, 5me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$1,020.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
2 cases of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"A neoclassical edition of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this has cedar, graphite, deeply integrated cedar and spicy-oak influence and a very fresh array of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and cassis. The palate is so seamless. It builds beautifully and delivers a long, seamless array of perfectly ripe dark fruit, swathed in fine, firm, ascending layers of tannins. As good as we have seen in recent vintages, this is a star of the vintage. Try from 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024


"The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a powerful, exciting wine. That is the good news. But readers are going to have to be patient, as the 2016 shows very little of the upfront appeal that was so evident when it was in barrel. In the glass, the 2016 is sumptuous, vivid and incredibly detailed, with generous super-ripe red fruit and floral notes that develop with time. The wine's concentration and vibrancy lead me to think it will enjoy a very long life. Wow!" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2024-2041


"The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a superb, vibrant, tobacco-infused bouquet that soars from the glass; it is extremely well defined and classic, just as you expect from this Pauillac. The medium-bodied palate displays succulent tannin that hides the backbone supporting this wine. It is more approachable than the Grand Puy Lacoste of a decade ago, yet retains the essence of its terroir. This is one of the most elegant GPLs of recent years." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2023-2055


"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste gives up pure kirsch and red and black currants with violets and baking spices. Medium-bodied, firm and grainy, it's very expressive with good concentration and length." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2021-2039


"A lively style, with lots of briar and tobacco notes out front, backed by punchy plum and black currant paste flavors. Has a shot of sweet tobacco lining the finish, with echoes of savory and hints of iron giving this range and length. Best from 2023 through 2038. 10,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2023-2038



(JR, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 17.5


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