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1983 Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

Located on the left bank of the Gironde River, a few miles from the town of Pauillac, Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (also known as Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste-Saint-Guirons) is a Fifth Growth classified Bordeaux wine that continually outperforms its classification. The vineyards cover over 90 hectares growing primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines are powerful, with... More »

Score
86
Drink Dates
Comm: 2002-2008 VF: 1992-2003
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Author DartAdam
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Tasted On 06/26/2012
Drink Dates 2012

I was afraid this would be past it's prime. It was probably a touch past it's peak but it was still very enjoyable. Dark and almost coppery at the edges with a hint of mushroom and earth to complement the somewhat reticent fruit. This was better after a second decanting. Medium bodied and tasty but not extraordinary. Drink up if you have some!

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Author Al Patnaude
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Tasted On 12/01/2006
Drink Dates 1992-2005

Nice red center with brick edge. Tobacco, spice box, and lilacs on the nose (classic Paulliac). Raspberry fruit with firm tannins, however fruit is getting a little flabby. Only another couple of years before fruit fall behind tannins. Drink up.

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