2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • IWC 94
  • NM 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $99.94

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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. Its... 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.
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.
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+
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
JJB 94
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, January 2012
70% of the final blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon 18% merlot and 2% cabernet franc saw new oak. This is a stunner! Dark cherry red color with slight ruby hues this wine does not disappoint. Rich aromas of roasted meats... 70% of the final blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon 18% merlot and 2% cabernet franc saw new oak. This is a stunner! Dark cherry red color with slight ruby hues this wine does not disappoint. Rich aromas of roasted meats vanilla along with red and black fruits are complemented by pencil lead truffle and sweet oak. The palate is medium to full bodied has ample amounts of tannin and yet has enough restraint to pull this wine together. The finish is long and lingering. This is going to be one of those wines that will be hard to resist. Drink from 2012-2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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The wines of Grand-Puy-Lacoste have a beautiful, deep color and the aromas are very pure and complex, subtle and refined. Depending on the vintage, one's first impression may be of ripe fruit or flowers, often toasted notes, spice and vanilla. With time it develops a remarkably full, rich character.

In the mouth one is struck by its elegant individuality. The flavors support and amplify its aromatic sensations with a notably large range of fruit, particularly cassis, which develops with age. The wines are well-built, with powerful tannic structure which never loses its silky smoothness.

By nature a wine for long aging, Grand-Puy-Lacoste needs between eight and ten years to reveal its full potential.

Winery

Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, one of the oldest properties in the Medoc, has a long history dating back to the 16th century. It was under ownership of a single family for generations, until sold by the Lacoste family in 1920 and finally acquired by the Borie family in 1978.

The name Grand-Puy comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. True to its name, the vineyard of Grand-Puy-Lacoste sits on outcrops that rise to around 20 meters above sea level.

Long before the 1855 Classification, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste’s reputation was recognized for quality. In 1776, Saint Guirons & Lacoste (its name at that time) was ranked fifth in a classification of Pauillac estates by the King's Intendant in Aquitaine, Dupre de Saint-Maur. The estate’s reputation for quality grew and the Bordeaux Classification made the “fifth growth” ranking official, placing it among the “elite” of Bordeaux wines.

Since 1978, Francois-Xavier Borie has guided Grand-Puy-Lacoste's fortunes. Major investments were made and restorations and renovations were undertaken. 58 hectares of the estate’s 90 hectares are planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Today, with the help of his eldest daughter, Emeline, Francois-Xavier Borie has raised Grand-Puy-Lacoste to the level of a "great Pauillac" and ensures that it maintains that status. Among Pauillac wines, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is considered "a great classic”, capable of aligning its consistent character with the spirit of each vintage.