Grand Puy Lacoste 2007

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Tasting Notes

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Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a straight-down-the-line, no frills, pencil lead-infused, black-fruited bouquet with wonderful definition and commendable intensity for the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a surprisingly lithe and sensual opening, more red fruit than other vintages of Grand Puy Lacoste with satisfying precision and mineralité on the finish. This is excellent. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2018 - 2032

Score: 91Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. This is a better showing of Grand Puy Lacoste 2007. Here, it has a well-defined, vivacious, pointed bouquet with bright red-berried fruit, redcurrant and cedar. It is a little pinched at first, but it opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, quite plush opening, good acidity, generous fruit for the vintage with a supple, lithe, caressing finish. Fine. Tasted January 2011.

Score: 90Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, November 2011

Cropped at 40hl/ha and tasted at the château, I was just a little underwhelmed by this wine, perhaps in part because I was so smitten with last year’s 2006. A deep garnet hue. The nose has modest intensity with blackcurrant leaf, a touch of shellfish and a little iodine that turns into bouquets of violets with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, very foursquare, very Pauillac with its tobacco flavours and dry, almost earthy finish. I hope this has sufficient fruit concentration because the finish is rather attenuated and dry. Missing the joie-de-vivre of its proprietor this year? Look forward to re-tasting this closer to bottling. Tasted April 2008.

Score: 88/90Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008

Plenty of subtle cassis and floral aromas follow through to a medium-to-full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Pretty wine.

Score: 88/91James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008

Bright ruby-red. Cassis, licorice, shoe polish and a hint of minerals on the slightly minty nose. A juicy midweight with a fine-grained texture and a restrained sweetness to its dark berry and floral flavors. Not a big wine but stylish, subtle and nicely balanced. Finishes with dusty tannins and a note of chocolate.

Score: 87/90Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

The fruit richness on the nose is overlaid by the perfume of violets and this attractive mix is very much in evidence on the palate. Fleshy and supple on the mid palate, the hints of red fruits with the tannic structure give a lighter feel towards the back, an elegant and flowing length.

Score: 89/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2008

Dense black-red, lots of blackcurrant fruit both floral and lifted, very pure, very expressive with fine precision and density. Drink 2013-20. 4 stars.

Score: 17Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com

Only mid concentration of crimson. Warm, toasty nose, very sweet start, juicy fruit quite different from most wines. There is energy there but pretty dry tannins on the finish. Pretty good for the vintage. A little chewy and green and a bit raw on the finish. Drink 2015-24

Score: 17+Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

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