Red

2006 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2017 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 132

  • Capt Cutlass Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 12, 2021 - I enjoyed this but couldn't help feeling that it is already past its prime and this was a bottle bought and stored by the seller. Sure it is elegant and smooth but there are no tannins to speak of and the fruit lacks the punch which Pauillac is know for. Perhaps the waeker vintage comes into play here...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 20, 2021 - We were trying to pair wines to go with Roman Lamb (cooked in the juices, piquant tomato base, just falls off the bone).

    Penfold Bin 28 Syrah 2010 – we previously tried a Penfold Max Syrah 2 years old with some lamb wrapped in foil and done over a wood fire which worked. The Bin 28 with Roman lamb did not. We had also previously paired the Bin 28 with Lamb, slow-cooked with Moorish Spices & Buttermilk which also worked, so there really are no rules and the only way to tell is through trial and error. The wine itself had plenty of black fruits (black cherry, plum), liquorish sweetness, coffee & chocolate. It was that herby sage/star anise/liquorish/clove/vanilla hint that clashed with the Roman lamb. Score 89

    2006 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste – a lovely smooth left bank Pauillac. 15 years and punching. Oaky with tobacco, blackberry and leather. It was OK with the lamb but we think a right bank with more Merlot would be done better. Score 90

    2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Reserva – this went best so we then tried it again (2nd bottle, a week later, same lamb recipe) and added a 2009 Bodegas y Viñedos del Contino Rioja Contino Reserva (both Score 90). This time we knew to open both early (8 hours and decanted before serving). Both are outstanding years for Rioja with 2010 thought to be ahead. Both are super smooth but side by side, the Imperial was distinctly woodier. The Contino had more on the nose and was a tad sweeter on the palate. The Imperial was more tobacco and dried leaves. The Contino was more Fig and Strawberry. These differences are not great and you’d probably only notice this with them side by side. Both went beautifully with the Roman lamb. We had some of the first bottle of Imperial left over (cork left in). After a week, it had developed oxidative notes – wet mustiness on the nose, OK on the palate but with less fruit.

    All the wines above are at the peak of their curve ie drink now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Battersea James Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 17, 2021 - Classic Bordeaux. Beautiful dark fruit, cassis, pencil shavings ... tannins integrating nicely. Very enjoyable. Still plenty of life ahead of it.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • J'agnes Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 4, 2021 - Clean cork. Nice limpid ruby with the merest hint of garnet towards the edge of a very narrow clear rim. Muted nose at present. Delicious palate bursting with black fruit, nice soft tannins which still have time to integrate further. Drunk straight after the 2007 GPL with neither of them decanted. The 2007 is in the sweetest spot right now - superb drinking. The 2006 has still a few years to reach its peak but is nevertheless a magnificent mouthful of the best expression of Bordeaux.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dj6544 wrote: 94 points

    May 19, 2021 - Luscious, creamy sous bois fruit with some vanilla ice cream note. Palate is soft, brimming with black fruit, perfectly pitched savoury tannin and exciting razor sharp acidity. It doesn’t put a foot wrong and is ended with a long, alluring finish of black fruit and liquorice. Though definitely settled, this is still quite primary - not a sniff of mature notes which bodes well for long term prospects.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 081000358995, 087000352995, 3364420073011, 3419466163568, 3432780074747, 3760115296244, 400005643026, 7070292739219

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 477 (7%)
  • In Cellars 4,252 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,653 (26%)

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Community Recommendations

Angus, Any savoury based meal, Chicken, Lamb, Lean steaks

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96% Like It  53 votes

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