2010 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 97-99
A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot, the Grand Puy Lacoste '10 has 13.6% alcohol with a total acidity of around 3.5gms/L. It has a very complex bouquet that I leave over 5 minutes to open, developing ripe blackberry, cassis, oyster shell and a faint tang of Japanese nori (seaweed.)
Very good complexity. The palate is beautifully balanced, this GPL revelling in this vintage that
countenances the Cabernet Sauvignon so much. Very refined, powerful, beautifully focused with an unerring sense of symmetry. This is a magnificent Pauillac...bravo Xavier.
Drink 2020- Tasted March 2011.