2016 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac PRE-ARRIVAL

$94.95
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This classic Pauillac has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas. There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it. Like so many others, this improved with aeration, gaining ever more harmony and precision. What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core." - The Wine Advocate

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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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 #:
1WGPL16IR3
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Wine Advocate

The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot that matured in 75% new oak. It has 13.3% alcohol this year. It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. Gone are the days when this Pauillac was as hard as nails for the first decade. The tannins are nowadays much finer and the acidity lends this tension and plenty of freshness. There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it. Like so many others, this improved with aeration, gaining ever more harmony and precision. What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core.

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James Suckling

This is all about the finish with a sweet-tobacco, berry and light milk-chocolate character. Full body, very fine tannins and a juicy finish. Love the intensity and finesse at the end. Lots of energy. Could better the exquisite 2014.