Grand Puy Lacoste 2015

Cult Wines Price: £600.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Grand Puy Lacoste, 2015

Tasting Notes Grand Puy Lacoste 2015

95

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
timatkin.com
94-95

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
jamessuckling.com
94-96

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
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
91-94

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 - winespectator.com
17

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.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
N/A

Robert Parker Jr

Grand Puy Lacoste Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Grand Puy Lacoste 2017 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £648.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2016 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £683.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2015 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £600.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2014 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £455.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2013 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £340.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2012 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £385.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2011 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £425.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2010 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £660.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2009 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £635.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2008 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £450.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2007 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £440.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2006 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £500.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2005 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £900.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2004 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £450.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2003 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £489.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2002 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £545.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2001 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £576.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 2000 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £1,025.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1999 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £583.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1998 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £780.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1997 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £540.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1996 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £1,040.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1995 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £1,075.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1990 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £2,500.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1989 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £1,280.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1986 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £1,200.00 12x75cl
Grand Puy Lacoste 1982 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste £3,400.00 12x75cl