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2000 Grand Puy Lacoste

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2000 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the rich tapestry of Bordeaux's storied viticultural history, certain vintages transcend time with their venerable expressions. The 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste confidently asserts itself as one such year.

 

An Icon of Investment-Worthy Vintage

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste's prestige is inseparable from the esteemed terroir it graces. Nestled within the celebrated Pauillac appellation, the 2000 vintage is a beacon for fine wine investors seeking both profound complexity and assured longevity. As I revisit this specific nectar, its evolution continues to astonish with unwavering finesse.

 

The Quintessence of 2000: A Year Apart

Marked by an optimal growing season, the 2000 harvest across Bordeaux was met with high expectations — a promise that Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste fulfilled with aplomb. This esteemed vintage harmonises the power of intense blackcurrant notes and ripe tannic structure with the grace of nuanced truffle and tobacco undertones. And even now, it unfurls new aromatic layers like chapters in an epicurean novel—enticing hints of cedarwood, touched by time’s patient hand.

A firm yet supple mouthfeel sets apart the profile of the 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste, presenting a measured dance between robust character and elegant poise. This exquisite balance is testament to not only its own inherent virtue but also to the consistent shaping hand of Bordeaux's climatic conditions during this millennium year.

Legendary for its ageing potential, this wine vividly illustrates an illustrious chapter in Bordeaux's annals. Truly an investable asset for connoisseurs and collectors alike, it holds a unique position within an investor's portfolio—a tangible asset that promises to reward patience with a symphony of sensory indulgence.

 

Savouring the Sophistication

Embarking upon two decades since its birth, the 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste continues to enchant with luxury woven into each sip. It's this compelling chronicle of maturation which renders Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste a wise acquisition for those with a discerning eye for wine investment. Delicately treading a line between vigour and refinement, it is an offering that resonates deeply with those who inherently understand the language of Pauillac's terroir.

If there be truth in wine, then let the 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste serve as an eloquent testimony—and indeed a treasured addition to collections with eyes steadfast on both enjoyment and value appreciation alike.

Market price (CAD)

$2,100.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

84

Scores and tasting notes

95

The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar. Putting it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the long-term, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the aftertaste—the show ain't over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that at the moment, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish long-term. Tasted January 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 July 2016

94

The 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste is even better than such recent vintages as 2005 and 2009. A broad, classic, large-scaled effort, it boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, flowers, and unsmoked tobacco. Powerful, full-bodied flavors have shed a lot of tannin, but they remain relatively youthful. This is a young adolescent, broadly flavored Pauillac with an enticing texture as well as abundant richness and fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but promises to hit its peak in five years, and last for two decades.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #189 June 2010

94

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This has a very complex nose but it is tightly coiled at the moment: brambly black fruits, earthy, sous-bois, a touch of truffle and smoke. Very fine definition but masculine, a wine that wears a cravat and pince-nez. The palate is medium-bodied, quite chewy on the entry and not as delineated as the nose implies. Sharp cranberry, raspberry and soy towards the finish, rather pointed with that acidity giving the back-palate a short sharp shock! Very tightly coiled, this needs much more time than I initially expected. Drink 2020-2040. Tasted March 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Sep 2010

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