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2015 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac, 5me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2018. help
 
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PRICE:
$602.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
3 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 75% new oak and was picked between September 18 until October 4 (although the "real" picking commenced from September 21). Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite "aloof" at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mouth, it boasts a silky smooth texture with wonderful salinity on the aftertaste that is sustained in the mouth. As usual, Xavier Borie has produced a "classic" Pauillac, but one that is a little more appeasing to those that don't want to cellar for 20-30 years. You could describe the 2015 as being between 2009 and 2010...and that, folks, is not a bad place to be." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #224
(WA, 04/27/2016)

Rating: 94-96
Drink from: 2028-2060


"This is very fine and elegant GPL with black currant and hints of walnuts, chocolate. Full body, sweet and pretty tannins. Persistent. So polished." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/01/2016)

Rating: 94-95


"A rich, super-finessed wine, the 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste brings together the ripeness of the vintage and classic elegance of Pauillac in stunning style. Today, the 2015 is gloriously ripe and intense, with fabulous follow-through and remarkable balance. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, exotic, spice and blood orange hit the flamboyant finish. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it. Tasted four times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2016)

Rating: 92-95


"Pure, sleek and minerally today, with chalk and iron driving the core of red currant and damson plum fruit. The fruit is steadily emerging, and the length is there. Textbook Pauillac." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/01/2016)

Rating: 91-94


"So suave and well mannered! Nicely balanced with lots of ripe fruit in a suitably bordelais corset but not a standout. Well mannered rather than amazing. A big charge of tannin here. Dry finish." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/08/2017)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2026-2040


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