Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2000 review by (PB)

This Grand Cru Classe from Paulliac Bordeaux is from the super vintage of 2000 presenting with a deep opaque garnet,nice nose of ripe plum and rich blackberry with a deep nose of licorice/cedar.

Palate--This wine is still tight at 10 years old; tannic structure is maturing but needs more time. Cherry and black cherry fruit up front, with cedar and evergreen in the finish. I'd love to try this in another 10 years.

Now here is where I receive the scorn of the wine world but so be it. I appreciate the nicer Bordeaux and they cannot "really" be compared to many new world wines but that being said, the Tapestry I reviewed (below) which was less than a third of the price of this "great growth" wins my preference in taste. I cannot divorce a wine's price compared to its quality as part of the overall "rating" factor.

So there it is, raise a glass of two different style wines, two different price points and two different experiences--both wonderful.

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