(2003 Vintage) Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a 125-acre estate in the Pauillac appellation. It is a Fifth Growth estate according to the 1855 Bordeaux classification. Several centuries ago this estate and Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse were one estate, but in the 18th century part of the original estate was sold to a Pierre Ducasse, and the remaining vineyards changed names as daughters of owners married. Today Grand-Puy-Lacoste is owned by the Jean-Eugene Borie family. The family has modernized the estate and its wines are now considered among the leading wines of Pauillac.
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
A great Pauillac
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/20/2008
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2006
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/31/2006
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 158 on Apr-05