Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2000 Grand Puy-Lacoste – Bottle Notes

The 2000 Grand Puy-Lacoste was the winning bottle in the November Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for 3 hours and served with a homemade meatloaf.

The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating and dates back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. The vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc’s first growths. Since the 16th century the property was passed down from generation to generation. Grand Puy-Lacoste garnered a fifth growth designation in the 1855 classification. The Borie’s, bought the property in the 1920s. François-Xavier Borie is the current owner and winemaker at the estate.

Bright crimson in color. 13% ABV. Soft aromas of red fruits, leather, cigar box and plums. Full bodied with exceptional balance. Fresh, rich and super silky. Creme de cassis, cherries, tobacco and earth on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long and plush. Absolutely stunning Bordeaux that is a great reflection of the opulent 2000 vintage. Traditionally a long lived wine, this version of Grand Puy-Lacoste should cruise to 25 years of age. Yours truly is pleased to have more bottles in the cellar.

My rating: 95 points.

The 2014 Grand Puy-Lacoste is a great buy at the market price of $60 or so. I’ll be looking for some bottles.

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