Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2009

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 1 Bottle (750ML)
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A blend of 80% Cabernet, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, this 2009 Bordeaux Fifth Growth was a brilliant expression of an already very good vintage. 2009 was a particularly ripe year in Pauillac, Bordeaux, resulting in wines unusually concentrated.  Exclusively hand harvested with two successive selections before and after the de-stemming process. Three week maceration followed by 16-18 months in French oak barrels (70% new).

Tasting Notes: Complex fruits and hints of ripe blackcurrant. Aromas of jammy dark berries, cassis, herbs, and coffee. On the finish, notes of cassis and black cherry flavors dominate. Precise on the palate with an exceptional velvety richness.

Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy, this is a more elegantly styled 2009 with provocative herbal sparks and a ferrous finish.
BordeauxPauillac
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Decanter
18

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
18

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM95

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites