2006 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

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Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Médoc, Pauillac, Red Wine

Very nice wine. I tracked this wine from Friday night through Saturday night. Started out hard as nails, but it softened up within 24 hours (most of that time in the cellar). Lovely balance, and a wine that thrives on its black currant fruit and cigar box aromas and flavors. Although it’s got leather, earth, and cherries going on, too, the black currant and cigar box really drive this wine right now. Finishes very well. It is remarkable that GPL made this to show off finesse and elegance yet undoubtedly serious ageability. This shows just how good present-day Bordeaux can be when the property doesn’t see the need to spoof. Recommended. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.

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