Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2013

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Double-Magnum (3l)
90 Points, Wine Spectator

"This has good vibrancy, with red and black currant fruit carried by brambly tannins. Light charcoal and tobacco leaf notes on the finish give this an old-school edge. Should meld pleasantly with modest cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2023."
Parker : 90 / 100
J. Robinson : 15 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2013 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and cedar fruit, nicely composed and delineated, not complex but harmonious. As usual, there is a conservative element to the aromatics in keeping with this estate's style. The palate is medium-bodied with appreciable mineralité on the entry. I like the edginess here, the framework and in particular the finesse that is not always apparent at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, at least at this early juncture. It might not be a long-term proposition, but it is certainly one of the finest Pauillac wines of the vintage courtesy of Xavier and Emeline Borie.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
15

J. Suckling
91

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
90-92+

Wine Spectator
89-92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Classification
5e cru classe

Parker
90

Allergens
Contains sulphites