2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • NM 94
  • IWC 94
  • WE 93
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005 2000 1990 and 1982) this is a great classic from Xavier Borie's estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac... Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005 2000 1990 and 1982) this is a great classic from Xavier Borie's estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers crushed rocks black currants cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured it is a beauty of finesse balance purity and nobility. It will benefit from 5-7 more years of bottle age.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Complex and decadent. Blackberries and black currants with fresh herbs on the nose. Tea too. Full body with soft tannins and an earthy finish. Juicy wine. Turns to pure black currants. Best in 2018.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Grand Puy Lacoste '09 has a slightly more reticent nose against its peers, but no less intriguing with aromas of blackberry, pencil shavings, a touch of undergrowth and... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Grand Puy Lacoste '09 has a slightly more reticent nose against its peers, but no less intriguing with aromas of blackberry, pencil shavings, a touch of undergrowth and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry. The build is more immediate here, a wave of intense black fruits crashing across the palate that tingles with glee long after the wine is ejected. This is a long-term wine that will repay a decade at least in the cellar. 94+
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good medium ruby. Ripe, slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of cassis and chocolate, lifted by cedar and minerals. Then more dark berries and minerals in the mouth, complicated by a candied violet nuance. Not... Good medium ruby. Ripe, slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of cassis and chocolate, lifted by cedar and minerals. Then more dark berries and minerals in the mouth, complicated by a candied violet nuance. Not particularly large-scaled in what is a generally exotic, very ripe vintage, but intensely flavored and very well delineated, offering an enticing combination of ripeness and energy for the year. The long finish features a suave tannic backbone and repeating notes of dark berries and violet.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A complex dusty tannin wine layering smoky wood and black fruits with a the firmest dry character. Very intense rich dense and potentially powerful.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is a step up with ample black currant confiture and roasted fig notes allied to a racy graphite and iron spine. Very sleek through the finish despite its heft with a long finish filled with cassis bush and tobacco... This is a step up with ample black currant confiture and roasted fig notes allied to a racy graphite and iron spine. Very sleek through the finish despite its heft with a long finish filled with cassis bush and tobacco. Best from 2013 through 2025. -JM