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2020 Grand Puy Lacoste

By Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

2020 Grand Puy Lacoste from Château Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

In the privileged firmament of Pauillac's esteemed estates, the 2020 Grand Puy Lacoste from Château Grand Puy Lacoste presents an investment-worthy vintage that is crystalline in its potential. As I approached this young yet remarkably poised creation, it struck me that what we have here transcends our usual expectations from this noble terroir.

 

A Vintage Par Excellence

Nestled in the heart of Pauillac, Château Grand Puy Lacoste has long crafted wines that demand attention. Yet, the 2020 vintage cuts through with a distinct voice amidst their storied lineage. Casting my mind back to the tumultuous climatic conditions of that year which saw heat and dryness as key players, this vintage nevertheless demonstrates an extraordinary balance of power and elegance.

Meticulous vinification and an unyielding dedication to quality have bestowed upon the 2020 Grand Puy Lacoste a symphony of structure and finesse. There is a depth here that is ensconced within pliant tannins and a lively acidity that underpins the wine's trajectory through to a lingering finish.

 

Investment Potential of the 2020 Vintage

Exploring further, one discerns the harmonious interplay of dark berries, subtle oak influence, and polished graphite notes—a hallmark of Pauillac prowess. This vintage encapsulates a vivid portrait of Château Grand Puy Lacoste’s terroir-driven philosophy while exhibiting its own unique character shaped by 2020’s climatic idiosyncrasies. Its investment appeal emanates not only from its significant ageing potential but also from its formidable expression at such an early stage.

With the deft touch characteristic of Château Grand Puy Lacoste, the 2020 offering aligns itself admirably for those with an astute eye for both viticulture excellence and investment opportunities.

 

A Conclusive Meditation on the 2020 Grand Puy Lacoste

As we gather our thoughts on this most compelling incarnation, let us acknowledge that the 2020 Grand Puy Lacoste stands as a vintage of vivid expression and astute cultivation. It stakes its claim as one of the stand-outs in a challenging yet rewarding year for Bordeaux winemakers—one that connoisseurs and investors alike would be prudent to secure in their portfolios.

Current market price

$840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

41.67

Scores and tasting notes

91-93

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste offers notes of freshly crushed black and red currants, fresh blackberries and mulberries, plus hints of pencil lead, damp soil and black olives. The medium-bodied palate is delicately styled and refreshing, delivering soft, skillfully managed tannins and just enough freshness to frame the juicy black fruits, finishing savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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