Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2018 (750ml)

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2018 (750ml)

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The 2018 Grand-Puy-Lacoste displays a deep garnet-purple color and slowly emerging notes of ripe blackberries, blackcurrant pastilles and redcurrant jelly plus hints of cedar, underbrush, cinnamon stick and potpourri. The medium-bodied palate has well-managed, slightly chewy tannins and a refreshing line lifting the black and red berry layers, finishing earthy. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2018 Grand Puy Lacoste has a quintessential Pauillac nose of intense black fruit infused with graphite scents, pencil shavings and a very discreet marine influence. It is beautifully defined, less opulent than the 2018 Lynch Bages tasted alongside, yet maybe more complex. The palate is medium-bodied and taut, offering sappy black fruit, gritty tannins and a lot of crushed stone. The focused, graphite-driven finish could only come from this appellation. Superb. A wine to correct those bemoaning that Bordeaux no longer makes "proper Claret." Neal Martin, Vinous

Classification: Fifth Growths in 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Grape Varietal: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points, Vinous 95 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2024 - 2040