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2008 Grand Puy Lacoste

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2008 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux

A vintage that speaks volumes on the resilience and elegance of Bordeaux wines, the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste has emerged as an intriguing investment opportunity. This Pauillac offering beckons connoisseurs with its alluring composition and admirable aging potential, particularly for those invested in the narrative of an illustrious terroir overcoming climatic challenges.


The Elegance of Endurance: A Testament to Terroir

In 2008, Bordeaux vineyards contended with a testing start, only to triumph with a late flourish that gifted producers such as Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste with grapes exuding concentration and balance. The 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste mirrors this tale; it is finely woven tapestry of aromatic complexity and structured tannins that positions it superbly among collectors and investors alike.


Harmonious Complexity: A Pauillac to Ponder

The commendable structure of the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste bespeaks its capacity for graceful evolution when cellared. On savoring, enthusiasts are greeted with a harmonious convergence of dark berry fruit, traces of graphite and cedary wood notes—a lavish orchestration characteristic of Pauillac's prestigious terroir. The palatal interplay between fruit profile and savoury tones underscores a sophistication worthy of the most discerning palates.

This is a vintage that unflinchingly holds its own in tastings, offering a remarkable window into the resilient spirit of Bordeaux winemaking. What’s more, the longevity and poise of the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste assure it a place in one’s investment portfolio with an anticipation for its value appreciation over time.

In conclusion, the 2008 Grand Puy Lacoste depicts not just a snapshot of a year in Bordeaux but also a chronicle of deft viticulture and precise vinification. Its pronounced depth, coupled with Pauillac's ironclad pedigree, renders this wine one to secure now for future enjoyment or as a wise addition to an investor’s collection.

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Tasted from a bottle opened at the chateau, since the one in Southwold was not showing so well, the 2008 has a lovely, lifted bouquet of blackberry, blood orange, crushed stone, cedar and tar. It is much more vigorous than the previous bottle. The palate is medium-bodied is very supple on the entry with crisp acidity. Smooth and harmonious, the oak needing time to subsume into the fabric of the wine. The finish is fresh, vibrant, nicely poised with good grip and a fine, supple raspberry and briary.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2012


Unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with plums, red and black currants presented in an evolved style characterize this dark plum/garnet-colored effort. Medium-bodied, delicious and evolved, it is best consumed over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 1 May 2011

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