2019 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Cru Classé Pauillac

Grand-Puy-Lacoste produces classically styled Pauillac, at a lower price than many of its peers. In 2019 it’s impressive, with gravelly depth and beautiful elegance to the fruit. Very impressive, and remains a bargain in the range.

Critic score
95.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£56.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£340.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2049
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2019 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Grand Puy Lacoste is deep purple in colour. Initially the bouquet is tight and so I left my sample for 15-20 minutes to open. It rewards patience with a beguiling mélange of pure blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and pencil shavings, very focused and mineral-driven. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins. Compared to the robust, tannic GPL's of old, this is much more lithe and approachable, yet it still bears the DNA of this Pauillac estate. It might not possess the flair of other 2019 Left Banks, but that it is not what I seek from this estate. Classy and full of breeding - quintessential Pauillac.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(95—97)/100

Here is a very pretty barrel sample with crushed berries, walnuts and hints of chocolate and smoke. It’s full-bodied and layered with lightly chewy tannins and a rich finish. Muscular for the vintage.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2020)
94—95/100

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