2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Similar to Lynch Bages, not only in style but also in far outperforming its<br/>classification, Grand-Puy-Lacoste has made wines in the last five years that<br/>are better than many Second Growths. Located on the Bages plateau the 30 to 60<br/>year old vines to dig deep into the gravely soil and extract the mineral<br/>qualities that seem to be the signature of this chÃ¢teau's wines. Extremely<br/>concentrated, with sweet, black cherries, cassis and flinty overtones on the<br/>nose. The restrained yet powerful palate displays classic read more...Pauillac `grip' with<br/>ripe but firm tannins and attractive herbaceous hints supporting the pure, lush<br/>black fruit. (hide)
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very concentrated, underdeveloped, cassis, vanilla notes, ripe fruit. Rounded ripe cassis fruit, good tannins - mouthfilling, midweight, long finish. Drink 2008-13 .
SParker score: 86/100
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Pauillac: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>