Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1998 (review)


91 points

From Pauillac, Bordeaux.

A chameleon. Dark, black red yet not opaque. Intruiging complex aromas rich berry, and warmth, and toasty oak. And yet at first this tasted disappointing a tad dilute, some hard green flavours.

But with food this transforms. Classic bordeaux not overt yet more than powerful enough to handle a strongly flavoured pasta sauce. And when the food finishes the wine seems almost too strongly flavoured to finish – I pushed myself.

This is perfect dinner party wine, just a glass or two served with the main meal. Classic fine wine, so flavoursome but not dominated by alcohol or sweet fruit.

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