1998 Grand Puy Lacoste

Grand Puy Lacoste

89Average Score
Red
6xMags
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£716.00
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£63.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Critic Notes

Tasted at the chateau, the 1998 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has really developed in commendable fashion in recent years. It had a striking bouquet with intense blackberry, wild strawberry and graphite scents, a vivacious bouquet that is less austere than other vintages. The palate is very well balanced with a smooth texture. Like the aromatics, I feel this is more approachable because its backbone is not as "stiff". The salinity on the finish tempts you back for another sip of this hidden gem of late-nineties Bordeaux. Tasted July 2016. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Neal Martin

The 1998 reveals a classic creme de cassis-scented nose along with powerful, tight, firmly-structured flavors. While moderate tannin is present, there is more than enough extract and depth behind the tannin to support the enthusiastic rating. However, this wine needs 3-4 more years of cellaring, and should keep for 16-18 years. This is a top-flight claret. Wine Advocate.April, 2001

Score: 90-/100Robert Parker

Attractive floral and berry aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a delicately fruity finish. Light center palate.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 15,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009.

Score: 86-/100Wine Spectator
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
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Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
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Drinking Window
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Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pauillac
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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