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2005 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (750ml)
Producer: Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Appellation: Pauillac - Médoc - France (5ème Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$89.95
Tasting Notes:
rated: June 5, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Deep colour, big smoky nose, really fine expression of Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon, floral, even a little understated, but great length and balance is there. Drink 2012-35. (18 points)" Best 2012-2035
rated: December 6, 2008 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
93 points
rated: April 5, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "The brilliant 2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste exhibits classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of creme de cassis along with stony/floral notes. Proprietor Xavier Borie has created a wine that should rival the brilliant 1982, 1990, 1996, and 2000. Full-bodied with sweet tannin and superb length (a 40+ second finish), the purity of this beauty’s black currant fruit is something to behold." Best 2013-2030
rated: June 5, 2008 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
93 points " Medium red. Very ripe aromas of plum and musky brown spices; redder in character and less precise than the 2006. Then big, sweet and plump on the palate, with full, mellow flavors of red berries, tobacco and mocha, plus a light smoked meat note. Finishes with sweet tannins and lingering, fully ripe fruit. This is showing its lush side today and is hiding its underlying structure."