Grand Puy Lacoste 2006

Product Details

Vintage
2006
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

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1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £41.67 2 btls
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £500.00 1 cs
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £515.00 1 cs
6 x 1.5L BI Reserves IB £525.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
92

While not at the level of the phenomenal 2005, Grand-Puy-Lacoste has produced another classic wine with the creme de cassis fruit that I often find in both Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet, yet both of those vineyards are closer to the Gironde River. This wine has a pure personality, with the aforementioned classic creme de cassis notes, medium to full body, beautiful density, purity, texture, and length. If anything, this recalls a hypothetical blend of their brilliant 1995 and 1996. Tannins are elevated, so patience will be required. This was Xavier Borie’s first vintage in his new state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.
92 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #181, Feb 2009)

Neal Martin
94

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. I raved about the 2006 Château Grand Puy-Lacoste when I tasted it from barrel ten years ago. It has evolved a really quite beautiful, very classic Pauillac bouquet with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and wild mint aromas that deftly absorb the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perhaps a more forward "GPL" than other vintages, but there is genuine fineness to the tannin and that backward finish has great precision. There is the substance to suggest that it will be a long-term Left Bank and you could probably broach it after another 3-4 years. Tasted January 2016. Drink 2019-2038.
– eRobertParker.com, May 2016

Wine Spectator
91

Displays blueberry on the nose, with a hint of fresh tobacco and some licorice. Full-bodied, with chocolate, berry and toasty oak. Long and very silky. Very pretty and balanced. Best after 2013.
– JS (WineSpectator.com, March 2009)

Stephen Tanzer
91

Good dark red. Perfumed, ineffable aromas of currant, cherry skin, floral oils and incense. Then juicy and penetrating on the palate, with excellent concentration and thrust to the soil-inflected flavors of currant, minerals and iron. Very suave, pure wine with the structure to age.
– vinous.com, May 2009