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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"While not at the level of the phenomenal 2005, Grand-Puy-Lacoste has produced another classic wine with the creme de cassis fruit that I often find in both Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet, yet both of those vineyards are closer to the Gironde River. This wine has a pure personality, with the aforementioned classic creme de cassis notes, medium to full body, beautiful density, purity, texture, and length. If anything, this recalls a hypothetical blend of their brilliant 1995 and 1996. Tannins are elevated, so patience will be required. This was Xavier Borie’s first vintage in his new state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027." 92 points. Robert Parker Wine Advocate #181, Feb 2009.

Member Reviews for Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Snooth User: Lodi Brad
176242201
3.50 5
02/02/2010

Very dark color. This wine has an intense nose of smoke and briar. It is extremely tight in the mouth with biting tannins and some acid. It has flavors but seems very closed and tight at this tasting. Bought other 06's.


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
4.00 5
09/13/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/09/2009

A lovely expression of Bordeaux from this great estate. Dark in color and redolent of cassis, refined tannins and all around elegance.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and a long finish. It recalls the brilliant 1995 and 1996 made here. Fashioned from yields of 47 hectoliters per hectare


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

medium body


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

22% Merlot


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" The 2006 exhibits a deep purple color as well as classic aromas of cassis and blueberries


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

a distinctive minerality


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The 2006 exhibits a deep purple color as well as classic aromas of cassis and blueberries, ripe tannin, medium body, a distinctive minerality, and a long finish. It recalls the brilliant 1995 and 1996 made here. Fashioned from yields of 47 hectoliters per hectare, the final blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.


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"While not at the level of the phenomenal 2005, Grand-Puy-Lacoste has produced another classic wine with the creme de cassis fruit that I often find in both Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet, yet both of those vineyards are closer to the Gironde River. This wine has a pure personality, with the aforementioned classic creme de cassis notes, medium to full body, beautiful density, purity, texture, and length. If anything, this recalls a hypothetical blend of their brilliant 1995 and 1996. Tannins are elevated, so patience will be required. This was Xavier Borie’s first vintage in his new state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027." 92 points. Robert Parker Wine Advocate #181, Feb 2009.

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