2017 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2017 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste
# FRGPCS17BE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 94WS, 93JS, 93V, 92JD

This is a FUTURES item. 2017 futures will begin arriving in 2020. 12 bottles available.

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This is crunchy and lively, offering a bright herbaceous note mixed in with red and black currant fruit. There's good iron-driven cut on the finish. A bit backward, but the pieces are there for a textbook, mineral-driven Pauillac.

91-94 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2018)

Very pretty and focused with a tight and refined palate of juicy tannins and a savory finish. Elegant.

92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2018)

The 2017 Grand Puy Lacoste was picked from 15 to 29 September cropped at 45hl/ha, matured in 75% new oak. It has a clean, precise and conservative bouquet that takes time to open. I like the mineral tension here, the focus, and hints of freshly shucked oyster shell emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, fresh in the mouth with plenty of cedar and tobacco-infused red and black fruit that drive a long, slightly peppery finish. It is a quintessential Grand Puy Lacoste, sans the frills of the 2016 and yet you can already imagine this being drunk to the very last drop in about ten years time. It is simply a very likeable Grand Puy Lacoste in the making. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2018)

The 2017 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is an 80/20 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that was harvested between the 15th and 29th of September. Yields were a solid 45 hectoliters per hectare. This medium-bodied, fresh, lightly textured 2017 is a perfect example of the vintage with its charming, ripe, yet more mid-weight style. Classic Pauillac cassis, lead pencil, leafy herbs, and gravelly minerality all emerge from the glass. It’s going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and keep for a decade or more.

89-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Apr 2018)