2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 97 JL 97 DC 96 VN 96 WS 96 JD 95 WA 94 TWI 93
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(JS 96-97 points) This full-bodied red builds on the palate in a fantastic way with tight, compact tannins that grow and grow on the finish. Plenty of blackcurrant and graphite character and a flavorful finish. Same...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Cassis, cigar box, dried flowers, spice, herbs and blackberries crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and rich. There is a lushness to the fruits, along with a softness and polish to...
DC 96

Decanter, January 2023

Milk chocolate, blackcurrants, some cinnamon ,floral spice notes, cedar, touch of liquorice. Smooth and supple, lovely energy and vibrancy here, really quite high-toned and in focus, lovely precision to the details here -...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste fulfils its promise from barrel. It has a very sophisticated and complex bouquet with black fruit, pencil shavings and light estuarine scents, beautifully defined and focused. The palate has...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, November 2022

A nice, tightly coiled Pauillac, with a blitz of iron and savory notes wrapped around a core of cassis, damson plum and black cherry. Sleek and tightly focused, with the iron note leaving a mouthwatering echo. Plenty...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

(JD 92-95 points) The 2020 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a more fleshy, textured Pauillac that still plays in the concentrated, focused, structured style of the vintage. Ripe black cherries, currants, toasty oak...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(94+ points) The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is excellent, offering up aromas of cassis and plums mingled with pencil shavings, violets and loamy soil framed by a touch of creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, pure and...
TWI 93

The Wine Independent, March 2023

The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a deep garnet-purple color. It bounds from the glass with eager-to-please notes of crushed black plums, wild blueberries, and warm cassis, plus touches of violets, licorice, and wild sage...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Pauillac region in France. This red wine is a true representation of elegance and finesse, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Grand-Puy-Lacoste.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep, garnet color that is reminiscent of a velvety sunset. The aromas that waft from the glass are nothing short of captivating. Notes of blackcurrant and plums mingle with hints of pencil shavings, violets, and loamy soil. As the wine opens up, delicate scents of cedar and a touch of creamy new oak emerge, adding layers of complexity.

On the palate, the 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste reveals its full-bodied nature with an impressive display of tightly packed, compact tannins. These tannins gradually build and grow, leaving a lasting impression on the finish. The wine exudes flavors of luscious blackcurrant and graphite, creating a harmonious symphony of taste. The mouthfeel is pure and fleshy, with vibrant acidity that adds liveliness to the overall experience.

This vintage is receiving high praise from esteemed wine critics. James Suckling awards it an outstanding score of 97 points, describing it as a wine that builds on the palate in a fantastic way. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also commends the 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, awarding it 94+ points and highlighting its considerable aging potential. Decanter joins in with a score of 96 points, noting its lovely energy, vibrancy, and precision. Other critics, such as Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, and Wine Spectator, also bestow high scores upon this exceptional Bordeaux Blend.

The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a wine that demands attention and respect. It is a wine that will only continue to evolve and flourish with time. For those who appreciate the artistry of Pauillac wines, this is a must-have addition to your collection.