2021 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2045
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2045
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £300.00
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked from September 24 to October 8 at 40hL/ha, and matured in 75% new oak. There is quite a conspicuous gap between this and the Deuxième Vin this year, the Grand Vin delivering much more cohesion and fruit intensity: blackberry, tobacco, mahogany bureau and a touch of sage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, well balanced, and predictably unapologetically classic in style. If you love GPL, then you're going to appreciate this return to its quintessential style after three opulent vintages. Drink 2026 - 2055

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94+

    The 2021 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a beauty, bursting with aromas of dark berries, plums, rose petals, violets, warm spices and cigar wrapper. Medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless, it's fleshy and enveloping, with melting tannins, succulent acids and a pleasure-bent, demonstrative personality. While it's clear that this is an irresistibly charming, satisfying Pauillac from the Borie family, it wouldn't surprise me to see it acquire additional depth, flesh and seriousness with further barrel maturation.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
    Score: 94-96

    The 2021 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Bright and punchy, with terrific aromatic presence, the 2021 is a terrific example of the modern classicism of the year at its best. It's the sort of wine that needs years or maybe even decades to truly blossom, and yet all the requisites are there for that to happen. There is something about Grand-Puy-Lacoste that is absolutely striking in 2021. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. Tasted two times. Drink 2031-2061

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95

    2021 is a vintage made for this fine fifth growth run by Xavier Borie and his daughter Emeline. A classic vintage, made in the typical streamlined, elegant style typical of the family philosophy. The perfume is rich with intense dark fruits, balanced by aromas of bright red cherry and summer floral scent. It opens in a direct, taut Pauillac manner, then slowly filling out and building on the palate. Very much the house style, not flashy, wonderfully thought provoking as the nuances of flavours evolve. Light in touch but high in quality. Lovely.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    Spiced cassis, cedar, tobacco wrapper and leafy herbs create the nose. On the palate the wine is bright, chewy, crisp and fresh, with a solid blast of peppery currants in the endnote. The wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, 13% ABV. The harvest took place September 24-October 8. Drink from 2026 - 2050.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 93

    Traditional and clasic Pauillac character, a little more old school than usual, certainly than the last few years. Plum, cassis, cocoa bean and liqourice keep things firm, with straight-laced tannins tight and pulled in. Will soften further over ageing, and no question that this is delivering appellation typicity. Tasted twice. 75% new oak, harvest September 24 to October 8.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
    Score: 18.5

    This wine uses the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever at GPL because, as Christel Spinner explained, ‘the Merlot lacked concentration’. Nevertheless, yields were spot on, so the Grand-Puy-Lacoste team is justly excited about this wine. This is a fine-boned, super-intense, but equally weightless Cabernet-dominant wine with epic purity and freshness that bites at the palate on the finish. I am keen on this style of wine because the fruit notes linger for minutes, and yet they also leave the palate refreshed and wanting more. The classiness, Pauillac signature, silkiness and elegant framework make this a compelling prospect.

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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.