The 2000 Grand Puy-Lacoste was the winning bottle in the September Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for one hour and served with a takeout pizza.
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.
Dark crimson in color. 13% ABV. Stunning nose of black fruits, smoke, graphite and tobacco. Plush, opulent and full bodied with dark fruits in spades. Blackberry, creme de cassis, black currants and earth on the palate. The finish on the wine is glorious with prominent tannins. Stunning Bordeaux that is everything you would hope for from the acclaimed 2000 vintage. I have a couple bottles left that I will enjoy over the next decade.
My rating: 96 points.
The 2018 Grand Puy-Lacoste is a great buy at the market price of $85 or so. I’ll be looking for some bottles.