Dark red. Inky, classic nose combines currant, spice, lead pencil and roasted nuts; ripe and aromatic. Ripe, layered and deep, with lovely vinosity and focus. Finishes firmly tannic but not dry, with notes of raw berries and currant leaf.
Robert Parker 92
Tasted at the château, 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.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036