Grand Puy Lacoste 2001


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Tasting Notes

Tasted at the chateau, the 2001 at ten years of age has superb intensity on the nose with black cherries, melted tar, graphite and cold black tea all with fine vigour and vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with a cohesive, quite powerful entry that sets the stage for a very poised, focused GPL. From its rather awkward showings out of barrel, the 2001 is blossoming into a sublime expression of Pauillac in this vintage. I would still afford it more time though. Tasted March 2011.

Score: 93Neal Martin,, September 2011

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 89/91James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

Good deep black crimson. Very nicely balanced and evolved. Very complete. Lifted and beautifully balanced. Very fresh and precise. Not as concentrated as some vintages of this wine (almost light!) but lovely now.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW,, March 2012

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