The 2006 Grand-Puy-Lacoste boasts a deep purple-ruby hue. This Pauillac spontaneously reveals light cassis liquor aromas in typical Bordeaux vintage form (fresh and vibrant). Aeration brings out intensity while preserving the freshness and dark fruits notes. The palate is elegant, striking, with tight yet balanced texture for a wine focused on sophistication. The whole is smooth, round, with notions of crunchy raisins and a really generous, forward finish. The well-born 2006 Grand-Puy-Lacoste shows great keeping potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. 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. Tasted January 2016.