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2009 Grand Puy Lacoste

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2009 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The heralded 2009 vintage from Bordeaux remains a testament to the region's capacity for producing wines of remarkable structure and longevity. Particularly in Pauillac, the 2009 Grand Puy Lacoste portrays a compelling snapshot of this esteemed vintage, capturing the hearts — and palates — of fine wine investors and connoisseurs alike.


Introducing an Investment-worthy Vintage

Beneath the mantle of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, the 2009 vintage burgeons with a cornucopia of olfactory delights. The season's generous warmth brought forth ripe blackcurrants, interwoven with hints of cigar box and vanilla bean — a trifecta of aromas alluding to its noble breeding. On the palate, touches of graphite and cedar are seamlessly integrated into its sturdy tannic framework, suggesting a lineage ripe for long-term cellaring.


Ripe for Reverence: A Vintage Defined

The estate's dedication to showcasing terroir is evident in the impeccable balance struck by this exceptional claret. A wine that exudes confidence without ostentation, the 2009 Grand Puy Lacoste reflects both the opulence and the refined subtlety that mark Bordeaux's most coveted offerings.

Investors with discerning tastes will note that while some vintages speak to immediacy, others whisper promises of depth and evolution — the 2009 from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste assuredly belongs to the latter category. It stands as one of those distinct vintages where Pauillac’s typicity and vintage character achieve harmony, resulting in a wine that is both profound yet approachable in its youth but assuredly will unfurl its splendour over time.


Enshrining Excellence: The Essence of 2009

In the tapestry of investment-grade wines, recognition must be accorded to those which genuinely encapsulate exceptional vintages. The profound nature of this particular offering underlines its pedigree; it has evolved gracefully since bottling and now juxtaposes maturity with latent vibrancy. Such inherent qualities underscore the potential trajectory for further complexity, rendering it a formidable addition to any judicious portfolio.

Summarising the essence and allure of this exceptional vintage, one could say that the 2009 Grand Puy Lacoste elegantly encapsulates an extraordinary year for Bordeaux and emerges as a testament to Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste's timeless viticultural artistry — a compelling narrative worthy of any fine wine investor's attention.

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Complex and decadent. Blackberries and black currants, with fresh herbs on the nose. Tea too. Full body, with soft tannins and an earthy finish. Juicy wine. Turns to pure black currants. Best in 2018.

James Suckling -, February 14th 2012


Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic from Xavier Borie’s estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers, crushed rocks, black currants, cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding, it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured, it is a beauty of finesse, balance, purity and nobility. It will benefit from 5-7 more years of bottle age.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199 February 2012


Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Grand Puy Lacoste '09 has a slightly more reticent nose against its peers, but no less intriguing with aromas of blackberry, pencil shavings, a touch of undergrowth and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of spice on the entry. The build is more immediate here, a wave of intense black fruits crashing across the palate that tingles with glee long after the wine is ejected. This is a long-term wine that will repay a decade at least in the cellar. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013


Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy, this is a more elegantly styled 2009 with provocative herbal sparks and a ferrous finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019

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