2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • VN 95
  • NM 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • WA 92
  • JR 90

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Reg: $119.94

$94.94

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
Dark and delicately spicy this a very complete medium-full bodied 2009 that's not a jot too ripe or too firm. Beautiful balance through the long polished finish. Drink or hold.
VN 95
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Grand Puy Lacoste is one of the great vintages from this estate in the modern era. It storms from the glass with scents of blackberry, undergrowth, cedar and mint, retaining the classicism of GPL. The palate is... The 2009 Grand Puy Lacoste is one of the great vintages from this estate in the modern era. It storms from the glass with scents of blackberry, undergrowth, cedar and mint, retaining the classicism of GPL. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious with a gorgeous, lithe, graphite infused finish that lingers in the mouth. Bon vin. Tasted blind at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting. -- Neal Martin
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
94+ 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... 94+ 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.
WS 93
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
WE 93
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.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied... Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy, this is a more elegantly styled 2009 with provocative herbal sparks and a ferrous finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2013
(17/20) Modern, smoky fruit. Plenty of ripeness. Very young structure, and certainly has the concentration to last. Serious stuff. (RH)
JJB 94
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.