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2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299200 97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A neoclassical edition of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this has cedar, graphite, deeply integrated cedar and spicy-oak influence and a very fresh array of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and cassis. The palate is so seamless. It builds beautifully and delivers a long, seamless array of perfectly ripe dark fruit, swathed in fine, firm, ascending layers of tannins. As good as we have seen in recent vintages, this is a star of the vintage. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Grand Puy-Lacoste has a clean, precise bouquet with nicely detailed blackberry, briar and tobacco aromas, touches of mint emerging with time, all utterly charming. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, conveying a sense of symmetry throughout and leading into a deft, quite persistent finish. This is very classy, and it should age with style. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This has a punch of mouth-filling dark cassis fruits and lots of complex tobacco, liquorice and truffle. Layer upon layer of flavour is joined by tight tannins, but with air and life in between. It's young and well balanced, easily equal to the power of a Lynch Bages or a Pichon Baron. I loved it en primeur and love it again here. Consultant is Eric Boissenot, technical director is Christel Spinner. (JA) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste gives up pure kirsch and red and black currants with violets and baking spices. Medium-bodied, firm and grainy, it's very expressive with good concentration and length. (LPB) 94+ Inner quote mark (11/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A lively style, with lots of briar and tobacco notes out front, backed by punchy plum and black currant paste flavors. Has a shot of sweet tobacco lining the finish, with echoes of savory and hints of iron giving this range and length. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

K&L Notes

95+ points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a powerful, exciting wine. That is the good news. But readers are going to have to be patient, as the 2016 shows very little of the upfront appeal that was so evident when it was in barrel. In the glass, the 2016 is sumptuous, vivid and incredibly detailed, with generous super-ripe red fruit and floral notes that develop with time. The wine's concentration and vibrancy lead me to think it will enjoy a very long life. Wow!" (1/2019)


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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/6/2017 | Send Email
This is clean and racy with a dark core of blackberry fruit, iron and cocoa. There is a hard candy punch to the sweet and primary fruit flavors before the intensity of the super mineral finish takes over. This is classic, steely and easily of 2nd Growth quality.

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