Nose reminds me of Napa oakville vanilla currant fruit... goes rustic and minty between swirls. Beautiful after each swirl. Flavor old world new world, definately finishes dirty wood old world. Would NOT say this needs more time. Also finishes rocky, minerally. This is excellent wine... closes down dry maybe a little quick? drinks itself!
too young. but solid body with strong aroma
Robert Parker(From 2000 Vintage) "The 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste is even better than such recent vintages as 2005 and 2009. A broad, classic, large-scaled effort, it boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, flowers, and unsmoked tobacco. Powerful, full-bodied flavors have shed a lot of tannin, but they remain relatively youthful. This is a young adolescent, broadly flavored Pauillac with an enticing texture as well as abundant richness and fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but promises...