An elegant red wine from Pauillac
The Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste is a 5th classified growth from Pauillac. The vineyard covers 55 hectares. The blend contains 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
At tasting, the Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2003 offers a deep and beautiful ruby and purple color. On the nose, one can detect black fruit aromas like blackcurrant. On the palate, the wine is fruity and balanced. This elegant wine is to be consumed now.
Parker : 88 / 100
J. Suckling : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
An atypically superficial effort from one of my favorite Pauillacs, the 2003 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is very good, but it does not stand up to some of the finest northern Medoc offerings. A deep ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by a moderately intense bouquet of black currants and underbrush. It hits the palate with good fruit and medium body, but tails off in the finish. It is an elegant, lighter-styled example of this generally high-class performer. It can be consumed over the next 10-12 years.