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2012 Grand Puy Lacoste

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: Pauillac
94 (NM)
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste is one of our perennial favourite producers and a Chateau that creates consistently top quality wines year on year. Grand Puy Lacoste is owned and run by Xavier Borie and is a Fifth Growth Pauillac estate; however, this Chateau has been outperforming its 5th Growth status for many years, producing wines of exceptional quality and great elegance with rich black fruits, epitomizing great Pauillac. “Readers will know that I hold Grand Puy Lacoste up as the bastion of quintessential Pauillac” says Neal Martin and we certainly believe that nothing – outside of Chateau Latour – actually delivers that truly inimitable graphite, gravel and cedar character that typifies this rare region quite like Grand Puy Lacoste.

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2012 Grand Puy Lacoste

94 (NM)
£530 12 pack case(s) available

2012 Grand Puy Lacoste

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Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
94 (NM)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£530
12
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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8-12wk
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£668.14
1 Case(s) Available

2012 Grand Puy Lacoste

94 (NM)
£530 12 pack case(s) available

2012 Grand Puy Lacoste

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
94 (NM)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£530
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
8-12wk
You sell
£460.00
Maximum 5 case(s)
You buy
£530.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
You sell
£230.00
Maximum 10 case(s)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

90-92

Bordeaux Index

Pleasant, plummy nose with a hint of coconut. Quite an expansive palate with firm and pretty large tannins but a good weight of fruit – ripe cherry and plum – and well judged alcohol. I think this one needs time but feels a very solid GPL. As Mr Parker might say: a sleeper of the vintage?

91

Wine Advocate

Always a favorite among consumers, Xavier Borie’s is a fifth-growth Pauillac that consistently performs at a much higher level. The 2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has the classic, tell-tale crème de cassis as well as some bluer fruits and floral notes. Medium-bodied, its ripe tannin, beautiful fruit and low acidity give it an up-front appeal. There’s no harm in drinking it now or cellaring it for another 12-15+ years. RP

94

Neal Martin

The 2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has an impressive cassis-tinged bouquet with fresh tobacco and graphite infused black fruit that are very well focused and neatly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a keen thread of acidity, finely proportioned with a vibrant graphite-infused finish. One of the standout Left Bank wines of the vintage. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. September 2022

90-92

Michael Schuster

[76CS/24M] Closed but very minerally nose; supple, fresh, medium full, and very gently, finely firmly tannic wine; ripe, fleshy, subtly complex, long and juicy with both a ripe fruit and a marked minerality, long and easy and gently gratifying to taste, and with very nice length. Enormous charm, yes, but more than that. 2019-30 [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013]

93

Wine Spectator

Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a graphite underpinning. Remarkably dense, but without the austere twinge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 11,665 cases made. — JM

93

James Suckling

This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of tannins and length. Try in 2018.

17

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Sweetness and concentration. This wine gives a decidedly glossy impression with everything in the right place. Very winning. Though there is a slight charred note on the inky finish. But there’s a heck of a lot going on here.
JR - March 2022

90-92

Antonio Galloni

Deep purple-ruby. Highly aromatic nose offers scents of smoky blackberry, red cherry, violet, cocoa and spicy oak. Juicy, spicy and rather deep for the vintage, with nicely concentrated sour cherry and bright blackcurrant lifted by a floral element. A peppery twist complicates the rising, almost creamy finish, which shows a restrained sweetness and sneaky concentration. One of the top two dozen wines of the vintage. Ian D'Agata

93

Decanter

Richly dark purple, touches of reduction on the first nose with flint and gunsmoke, rose bud, rose petals, bilberries and blackberries. A brilliant wine that shows how well Grand Puy Lacoste performs in smaller vintages, and why lovers of this label feel happy to buy it year after year. Chewy tannins showing that it is very much approaching its drinking window but still has plenty of life ahead. This is powerful at nine years old, and will benefit from carafing. Harvest October 3 to 16, 75% new oak. First year with Christel Spinner as technical director and R&D manager. Tasted Sept 2021
Jane Anson - Inside Bordeaux