Grand Puy Lacoste 2000
Tasting Notes Grand Puy Lacoste 2000
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This has a very complex nose but it is tightly coiled at the moment: brambly black fruits, earthy, sous-bois, a touch of truffle and smoke. Very fine definition but masculine, a wine that wears a cravat and pince-nez. The palate is medium-bodied, quite chewy on the entry and not as delineated as the nose implies. Sharp cranberry, raspberry and soy towards the finish, rather pointed with that acidity giving the back-palate a short sharp shock! Very tightly coiled, this needs much more time than I initially expected. Drink 2020-2040. Tasted March 2010.
The 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste is even better than such recent vintages as 2005 and 2009. A broad, classic, large-scaled effort, it boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, flowers, and unsmoked tobacco. Powerful, full-bodied flavors have shed a lot of tannin, but they remain relatively youthful. This is a young adolescent, broadly flavored Pauillac with an enticing texture as well as abundant richness and fruit. It can be enjoyed now, but promises to hit its peak in five years, and last for two decades.