Grand Puy Lacoste 2004
Tasting Notes Grand Puy Lacoste 2004
Well, first things first: it does not smell like a white Burgundy (I am sure that must have been something with my glass!) No, this is straight down the line Cabernet Sauvignon, good ripeness, blackberry, cedar, pain grille and cigar box. The palate has firm tannins, off-dry and conservative without the weight of a more favourable vintage, but very focused, rather haughty on the dry finish, aloof even. Give it a few years and it will deign you with its presence. Drink 2015-2025. Tasted November 2008.
This excellent offering displays sweet black currant notes intermixed with notions of licorice, scorched earth, and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied and elegant with abundant fruit on the attack and mid-palate, and light to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years