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2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Capsule condition issue

ITEM 8319787 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $130
Item Sold Amount Date
I8356601 1 $125 Jul 31, 2022
I8342962 2 $125 Jul 24, 2022
I8306370 1 $130 Jul 3, 2022
I8297328 1 $130 Jul 3, 2022
I8297326 1 $130 Jul 3, 2022
I8196338 1 $130 Apr 24, 2022
I8178173 2 $130 Apr 17, 2022
I8177310 1 $130 Apr 17, 2022
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

..boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as tell-tale notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, flowers, and unsmoked tobacco. Powerful, full-bodied flavors have shed a lot of tannin,but they remain relatively youthful..

92Wine Spectator

Very racy. Licorice, berry and lead pencil, with flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish...

92Stephen Tanzer

Exotic black fruits and spices on the nose, with notes of chocolate, smoke and game; showing its 29% merlot component today. Rich, broad and chocolatey; sweet, creamy and superripe. A big, mouthfilling vintage for this chateau,..

17.5Jancis Robinson

Sweet and pleasing...

PRODUCER

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a 125-acre estate in the Pauillac appellation. It is a Fifth Growth estate according to the 1855 Bordeaux classification. Several centuries ago this estate and Château Grand-Puy Ducasse were one estate, but in the 18th century part of the original estate was sold to Pierre Ducasse, and the remaining vineyards changed names as daughters of owners married. Today Grand-Puy-Lacoste is owned by the Jean-Eugene Borie family. The family has modernized the estate and its wines are now considered among the leading wines of Pauillac. The blend is usually 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. About 15,000 cases are produced a year.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”