2016 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac

$129.95
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JS97

This is made in a lively style with a punch of mouth filling cassis and complex nuances of tobacco licorice and truffle. Seamless layers of flavor are built on a bed of supple tannins with a fine bead of acidity and a deft, persistent finish. Suckling called it “a star of the vintage” and we’re happy to hitch our wagon to that star. It’ll be even better after 2023, if you can wait that long. 

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
François-Xavier Borie
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
16 to 18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 70% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot
SKU #:
1033528
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS97

James Suckling

A neoclassical edition of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this has cedar, graphite, deeply integrated cedar and spicy-oak influence and a very fresh array of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and cassis. The palate is so seamless. It builds beautifully and delivers a long, seamless array of perfectly ripe dark fruit, swathed in fine, firm, ascending layers of tannins. As good as we have seen in recent vintages, this is a star of the vintage.