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Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac, 5ème CC, 2006


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Robert Parker: While not at the level of the phenomenal 2005, the 2006 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has produced another classic wine with the creme de cassis fruit that I often find in both Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet.

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet Franc 3%

I raved about the 2006 Château Grand Puy-Lacoste when I tasted it from barrel ten years ago. It has evolved a really quite beautiful, very classic Pauillac bouquet with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and wild mint aromas that deftly absorb the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perhaps a more forward "GPL" than other vintages, but there is genuine fineness to the tannin and that backward finish has great precision. There is the substance to suggest that it will be a long-term Left Bank and you could probably broach it after another 3-4 years. Neil Martin (May 2016).  

Well, here we are, 4 years later....

The name Grand Puy Lacoste comes from a combination of its location and the name of one of the original owners of the Pauillac estate. Puy is a French topographical term designating the elevations rising from the mostly flat surrounding landscapes found in numerous Bordeaux vineyards. The second part of the name, Lacoste, is the name of the family who owned the property from the start of the eighteenth century until the conclusion of the nineteenth century.

The 55 hectare vineyard of Grand Puy Lacoste is planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is basically in one large block on the hill of Pauillac, just off the D1.

Type Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Vintage 2006
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Cabernet Franc
ABV 13.0%