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2015 Grand Puy Lacoste

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2015 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Traversing the alluvial terraces and gravel beds of Pauillac, we find Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste's 2015 vintage asserting its stature with a blend that epitomises the enigmatic grace of this esteemed appellation. It is a composition that expresses the thoughtful balance between tradition and modernity in a year noted for excellence.


A Vintage Etched by Nature's Hand

The 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste uncoils in the glass with the finesse of a practiced maestro—epitomising Pauillac’s reputable composure. This particular season was marked by its providential climatic pattern, imbuing the grapes with a maturity and depth atypical even for its privileged terroir.


Investment Merits in Every Sip

With analysts branding the 2015 Bordeaux vintage as eminently investable, it’s clear that Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste has emerged with an offering that deserves particular attention from the discerning investor. Poised with a robust structure, yet not burdened by over-extraction, it manifests an admirable tension and energy, driving it towards becoming one of the more sought-after collectibles in the years to come.

The meticulous cultivation and expert vinification have resulted in a wine bathed in cassis and blackberry bouquets, framed by an elegant oak influence. The integration of tannins is such that it proposes ageing potential that could transform cellar investments into liquid gold. Mid-palate is generous and layered, predicting a splendid evolution for those patient enough to let this 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste reach its apogee.

Connoisseur's Summary

Masterpieces are not proclaimed; they are proven by time and sensation. The 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste does not merely reside in the shadow of its forbears but stands radiant among them. For the investor seeking to embellish their collection with exemplars of Bordeaux’s vintner art translated into excellent investment propositions, this vintage occupies an esteemed position—a distinguished artefact evidencing the harmonious confluence of prime conditions and winemaking prowess.

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This is very fine and elegant GPL with black currant and hints of walnuts, chocolate. Full body, sweet and pretty tannins. Persistent. So polished.

James Suckling -


It’s time GPL were known as a great wine per se, rather than a great value for money claret (although it’s certainly that, too). This is the latest in a run of balanced, refined, “classic” Pauillacs with serious, scented oak complemented by cassis and tobacco notes, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin -


The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, matured in 75% new oak and was picked between September 18 until October 4 (although the "real" picking commenced from September 21). Now, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is often quite "aloof" at this early juncture, but that is not the case with the 2015. This is more approachable aromatically, beautifully defined, thanks to that expressive Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin and finely tuned acidity (pH 3.68). Beguilingly harmonious in the mouth, it boasts a silky smooth texture with wonderful salinity on the aftertaste that is sustained in the mouth. As usual, Xavier Borie has produced a "classic" Pauillac, but one that is a little more appeasing to those that don't want to cellar for 20-30 years. You could describe the 2015 as being between 2009 and 2010...and that, folks, is not a bad place to be.

Neal Martin -, #224, April 2016


Pure, sleek and minerally today, with chalk and iron driving the core of red currant and damson plum fruit. The fruit is steadily emerging, and the length is there. Textbook Pauillac.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth -


The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is medium garnet-purple colored with a nose of red and black currants, cedar chest and roses with a touch of dusty earth. The medium-bodied mouth is chewy, with lively fruit and good balance.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018


74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Mid crimson. Relatively voluptuous for a 2015 Pauillac on the nose then racy and sucky-stony on the palate. Very Pauillac. Great energy.

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