Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2001

90 points

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. 13%

Drinking beautifully now and over the next decade. Quite a lot of oak, but warm and integrated, not intrusive. Classic core of fine fruit sweetness.

I wondered, drinking the 1999 if the 2001 had greater concentration. I think not, though I’ve yet to try them side by side.

Update: July 2009 – a lovely classic gentle claret.  Reminds me of somewhat of Hawkes Bay wines.  A green quality, but a delicious one.

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