Red

2003 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 181

  • willthethrill wrote: 90 points

    March 25, 2019 - Really needs to open up, but once it does, it is a perfectly respectable round Pauillac. Gifted by someone!

  • Paul D wrote: 84 points

    January 17, 2019 - 2003 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Exchange Square, London): Very ripe, candied red fruit on the nose, touch of smoke and mineral. Palate also dominated by candied red fruit, no acidity to speak of. Flat, lifeless and more than a touch dull. Disappointing.

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  • SimonG wrote: 88 points

    January 17, 2019 - 2003 Bordeaux (Piccolino, Liverpool Street Stn, London): Smooth, round, slightly dusty and somewhat lifeless on the nose. Slightly better on the attack, but again a warm, dusty vintage character. A bit more line. ***

  • OenophilistMN Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 9, 2019 - Identical to my tasting note of June 21, 2017.

  • HowardNZ Likes this wine:

    December 23, 2018 - 2003 Bordeaux tasting (from 2011): Notes of licorice, vanilla and raisins on the nose. This was not a popular wine. It exhibited a heavy palate weight with extraction and favours of black currant and chocolate. The wine was described as slightly overcooked or a touch baked with overly aggressive acids and a sort finish. Some heat was also detected on the finish. Least preferred wine at the tasting.

    NA = 0, B = 9, S = 19, G = 2, WON = 0

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2011 (link) 16.5 points

    (Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (Pauillac)) Decanted for two hours this still showed pretty mean and tight; it was at least four hours before this really seemed approachable and open for business. With time the nose does reveal some delightful fruit scents, dense red cherry fruit and red plum, mixed with notes of liquorice, smoke and stone. It is bright and characterful, and although it has richness and generosity it certainly doesn't have the fat corpulence that you might expect from this vintage. The same on the palate, which has substance but also piles of bitter grip and sappy-juicy acidity. It is full on but not soft or ill-defined, and although it doesn't seem very typical of chateau or commune I think this is more youth than the vintage. Good potential here for the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 087000336971, 3258691214153, 400005870637, 7509103028612

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 140 (3%)
  • In Cellars 3,570 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,812 (33%)

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