2008 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
06A8GPLA _ 2008 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2008 CH GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £656.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH2

    Goedhuis, July 2017

    Always a popular château with Goedhuis, the 2008 was one of the top wines of the vintage at en primeur. Eight years on and it has blossomed into a beauty. A medium ruby colour in the glass, it has a complex nose of red and black fruits, pencil lead, lingering cedar and spice. The palate is effortlessly balanced, with fine acidity entwined with refined tannins. It has a medium body, and a textural, nuanced, long and fresh finish. An absolute joy.

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2009,
    Score: 91-93

    Plump, fleshy yet focused, the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste is impressive with its concentration and layers of complexity offering up notes of black and red cherries, roasted coffee and lingering cedar and spice. Opulent yet refined and sculpted. One of our top wines of the vintage. Highly recommended.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, February 2018,
    Score: 91

    The 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste has a very expressive bouquet with blackberry, cedar and graphite notes, quintessentially Pauillac, building in intensity all the time in the glass but remaining "correct". The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry, more red fruit here than black, good density with a fine bead of acidity. This all leads to a cohesive finish that might be more forward than I expected or would have liked. It is a fine GPL albeit one that feels conservative and does not reach for the stars like other vintages under Xavier Borie.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2009,
    Score: 92-94

    This has a lovely, far more expressive nose than I expected with black cherries, a touch of iodine and violets (redolent of the superlative 2006) with superb definition. Just a faint hint of oyster shells. The palate is full-bodied, fully ripe tannins, a little more rounded than usual but superb depth, a wine that really caresses the palate. Blackberry, a touch of briary and cedar with a dash of vanillary new oak towards the finish. Superb length. Up there with Pichon Lalande. This is a more feminine GPL compared to other vintages, but one imbued with great breeding. Excellent.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 89

    Unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with plums, red and black currants presented in an evolved style characterize this dark plum/garnet-colored effort. Medium-bodied, delicious and evolved, it is best consumed over the next 10-12 years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2009,
    Score: 89-91

    Not a blockbuster such as the 2005 or 2000, the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste is an elegant, deep ruby/purple-tinged, pretty Pauillac offering plenty of red and black currant fruit interwoven with touches of spice box and tobacco leaf characteristics. Fresh acidity, medium body, and a pleasant, long finish with excellent depth as well as ripeness suggest it will be a delicate, finesse styled offering to enjoy over the next 10-15 years.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2009,
    Score: 87-90

    Offers cassis and dried raisin on the nose, with hints of flowers. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish. I would like to see a little more fruit in this.

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Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Grand Puy Lacoste sits on top of one of the steepest slopes in Pauillac, a whole 16 metres above the main flatlands! Hardly Himalayan, but the extra 16 metres of pebble-enriched soil results inparticularly excellent drainage. François-Xavier Borie is at the helm of this very impressive château which was purchased in 1978 from Monsieur Dupin.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.