Red

1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 297

  • JAKE1 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 26, 2020 - This wine needs a long decant, should have been great but no decanter was available and we opened and let sit in glasses for awhile and still was not open. heavy graphite, fruit not there anymore, have one more bottle and will consume soon, would have given it higher marks if it was tasted fairly. had it with pot au feu, so well suited.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 23, 2020 - As with a lot of the left bank wines from the year, this is ready to drink. It still needs a few hours in the decanter, to show it at its best. The nose is deep with aromas of plum, black cherry, tobacco and musty leather with floral background notes, primarily of violet. The palate is showing secondary characteristics and is deep with the tannin, now sweetened, and showing excellent balance and acidity. The finish is lengthy, but does lack depth at this stage. This is still in evolvement, but is very enjoyable to consume now, but has a structure to be drinking for the next 3 decades. 95+

  • cab blends wrote: 92 points

    January 18, 2020 - This was tasted blind. The cork gave some cause for concern (to those who looked at it as it would not have been blind to me if I had seen the cork) as it had almost begun the leak.

    A very muted nose - light cellar muskiness with a minute hint of fruit with oak and leather. Nose 3/10\

    This was a pnp and was very smooth from the first moment. While it had great integration and smoothness, there is acidity in the backbone. In fact, except for the smoothness, I thought this was an Italian Cab due to the acidity. Clearly the age shows through with garnet beginning to show.

    I would drink these up if I had more. Probably ideal for a 25 year old now.
    HL 2 FD 2

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  • tbabes wrote: 92 points

    December 24, 2019 - The fill was into the neck and the cork was pristine; popped and poured at the end of Christmas Eve dinner. Younger appearance than the 95 Pichon Lalande, which was served immediately prior. A bit more reticent on the nose, with classic scents of cedar cassis, tobacco, grilled meat, crushed stone and Forrest floor. Much firmer than the Pichon Lalande, with a less generous texture, but great depth and focus on the long finish. In hindsight, this would have benefited from two hours of air; I should have known we would finish the Pichon Lalande!

  • cephomer Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 22, 2019 - Popped and poured last nite for Austin's 24th bday/born in 1995. Barnyard and earth on the nose. Color indicates a mature wine. Still good black fruit, on the lean side but still with good concentration and power. There's cigar box, lead pencil, forest floor and cedar here. Quite a nice wine, but it ain't getting any better. Drink up (wish I had more...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/26/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste) Nearly opaque red violet color; nice cassis, blackberry, slightly herbal nose; tasty, plush, blackberry, cassis palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • 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, 3258690092905

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 48 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,621 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,221 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

roast chicken with sautéed onions, With spicy lamb shanks. Tres bonne.

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