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2010 Grand Puy Lacoste

By Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

2010 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

In the esteemed echelons of Bordeaux's left bank lies the Pauillac appellation, a sanctuary for some of the most prestigious wines in the world. From this venerated terroir, the 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste heralds as a vintage worth noting. A year of profound balance and structure, 2010 stands as one of the most investable vintages to have graced the cellars of aficionados.

 

Vintage Virtuosity: A Testament to Time

The 2010 season in Pauillac was marked by an impeccable combination of climatic conditions that engendered opulence without forsaking elegance. The 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste encapsulates this vintage's brilliance, radiating robust vitality and finessed complexity in each sip. Cabernet Sauvignon leads its constitution with characteristic boldness, tempered by the velvety softness of Merlot - a blend that transcends ordinary descriptions.

 

A Scholarly Choice for the Connoisseur's Collection

Wise investors know that it is not only recent releases that deserve attention but also those remarkable vintages from seasons past that have reached or are approaching their peak. The 2010 vintage from this hallowed producer is a definitive example, showcasing why Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste garners reverence amidst enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Effusing a bouquet of concentrated dark fruits, fragrant cassis and a whisper of cedar and spice, it unfurls on the palate with aristocratic poise. Dense tannins intricately laced with acidity promise longevity and an evolving narrative of taste - a veritable asset to any investment portfolio.

The quiet excellence of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste is profoundly represented in their 2010 offering, consistently outranking expectations and providing a vinous experience poised richly between power and refinement.

 

Conclusion: A Worthy Addition

The 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste is poised for envious glances when unveiled from the collector’s trove. As time shapes its narrative, its story becomes ever more integral to the wise investor’s assortment. With its splendid articulation of the vintage’s hallmark attributes, this wine will continue to anchor portfolios with both its flavour profile and admirable performance as an asset over time.

Current market price

$1,260.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

44.71

Scores and tasting notes

97

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London and subsequently at the chateau. The 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste has a wonderful bouquet that is reticent at first, probably because it was tasted just three months after bottling. But there is patently great fruit intensity here: blackcurrant and a touch of pomegranate, interwoven with graphite and sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied is underpinned by wonderful freshness and vitality, marrying the austerity of both Pauillac and the vintage, with intense rather than concentrated fruit. It offers stunning definition, the finish quintessential Pauillac – a little aloof, a little aristocratic, but utterly compelling. This will be a benchmark wine for the estate. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013

95

Intense hazelnuts and blackberries on the nose follow through to a full to medium body, with chocolate and berry flavors and firm tannins. Not giving away a lot at the finish at the moment. Reserved and sophisticated. But structured and chewy. Try in 2017.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

95

An absolutely magnificent wine from this very popular estate, which sits well off the Route du Vin, just to the southwest of the town of Pauillac, its classic creme de cassis and floral notes are well-displayed. The wine possesses supple tannin, a full body, voluptuous character and a layered, impressively textured mouthfeel. This is a brilliant effort from Grand Puy Lacoste that can be drunk in 4-5 years or cellared for three decades or more.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #194 May 2011

93

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a little subdued to begin, opening out to reveal notes of black cherries, stewed plums and blackberry preserves with hints of bouquet garni, tapenade and dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and lively acidity, slightly over-shadowing the delicate, fading fruit, finishing on a stewed tea note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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