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2005 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Light label condition issue

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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97James Suckling

A fabulous GPL. Perhaps better than the legendary 1982? It shows laser-guide precision on the palate with aromas of currants, cedar, mint, flowers and chocolate. Full-bodied and extremely finely textured on the palate, lasting for minutes.

95The Wine Advocate exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and cedar... ...palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL... ...hint of spice on the aftertaste—the show ain't over yet... ...remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish long-term... (Jan. 2016)

93Wine Spectator

Has subtle blackberry, licorice and currant on the nose, with hints of mint. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a very pretty texture. Refined and balanced. A beautiful wine that's hard to keep your hands off now.

93Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of plum and musky brown spices. Big, sweet and plump on the palate, with full, mellow flavors of red berries, tobacco and mocha.

17Jancis Robinson

...Elegant and rounded. A nice whole and quite approachable - long and fine tannins though the wine is well structured for the longer term.


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.”