Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2022

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2022

96-98 POINTS: Vinous Media
96-98 POINTS: Alexandre Ma
95-97 POINTS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95-97 POINTS: The Wine Cellar Insider
95-97 POINTS: Yves Beck 
95-96 POINTS: The Vintage Journal
96 POINTS: Decanter Magazine

"A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2022 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a brilliant classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, violets and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate that exhibits beautiful structural refinement and purity of fruit. Classy and integrated, it is somewhat reminiscent of a modern-day and less forbiddingly structured version of this estate's brilliant 1982."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2022 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked from 7 to 23 September and contains more Merlot due to the high quality of the fruit, matured in 75% new oak. There is 14.2% alcohol. Therefore, this lends this GPL a little more precocity and sensuality compared to other vintages, not cut from the same "classical" cloth as, say, the 2019 or 2020. Underlying this velvety veneer are enticing traits of freshly-rolled tobacco and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with finely-sculpted tannins. Silky smooth in texture, so much so that it belies that backbone underneath. There is a peacock's tail of mineral-rich, quite peppery black fruit on the finish, completing a Pauillac endowed with huge potential."
- Neal Martin, Vinous

The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating. It is a family saga that goes back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy comes from the ancient term "puy” which means "hillock, small height”. True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc's first growths. Always a smart buy!

ABV: 14.2%

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