Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2017 - Bordeaux Future
Pauillac

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2017 - Bordeaux Future
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
decanter
94
region
France
varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
vintage
2017
wine spectator
94
Pauillac
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750ml

This is crunchy and lively, offering a bright herbaceous note mixed in with red and black currant fruit. There's good iron-driven cut on the finish. A bit backward, but the pieces are there for a textbook, mineral-driven Pauillac.
Barrel Sample: 91-94

94 Points Wine Spectator

Wine Profile

other notes

The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating in many ways. It is a family saga going back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy, already mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term "puy" which means "hillock, small height". True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the M├ędoc's first growths. Since the 16th century the property was passed down from generation to generation, until the current family, the Borie's, bought the property in the 1920s.

ratings

Very pretty and focused with a tight and refined palate of juicy tannins and a savory finish. Elegant.
Barrel Sample: 92-93

93 Points Jame Suckling

tasting notes

These guys often over-deliver in challenging years, and have done so yet again. As you would expect in a vintage that has produced such an excellent Lacoste Borie, this GPL is exceptional, a real success that's juicy and carefully extracted. It has weight and impact, with a Pauillac tannic hold and presence. It's one of my wines of the vintage, and a must buy. The balanced, sculpted, juicy black fruits fully deliver personality and signature style. Harvested 15-29 September, yielding 45hl/ha. 80% new oak.
Barrel Sample

94 Points Decanter