Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

$195

...reveals an essence of creme de cassis character which sets it apart from other Pauillacs. The wine is displaying plenty of tannin, huge body, and sweet black currant fruit intermixed with minerals and subtle oak. Massive, extremely structured, and with 25-30 or more years of longevity...A superb, classic Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Similar experience to when I had this a few months ago. More dusty than the Gruard and Cos. Also more underripe fruits. Still showing strong tannins. Crunchy cranberry and sage notes. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Similar experience to when I had this a few months ago. More dusty than the Gruard and Cos. Also more underripe fruits. Still showing strong tannins. Crunchy cranberry and sage notes. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux.

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night. The first of two GPLs from the evening. Lots of saddle leather mixed with ripe fruit on the nose. Underripe black-cherry on the palate with an herbal dominants finish. Drink now. Thanks @Will Adams .

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night. The first of two GPLs from the evening. Lots of saddle leather mixed with ripe fruit on the nose. Underripe black-cherry on the palate with an herbal dominants finish. Drink now. Thanks @Will Adams .

9.2

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

This is in a perfect place. Floral nose with red fruits. Smooth and beautiful with a great finish.

This is in a perfect place. Floral nose with red fruits. Smooth and beautiful with a great finish.

9.5

Thijs Hendriks

Classic Claret!

Classic Claret!

9.5

Emily Schindler Delectable Pro

1996. Still young!

1996. Still young!

9.1

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Dat band aid....fuuuunky. Smooth, integrated palate though.

Dat band aid....fuuuunky. Smooth, integrated palate though.

8.4

Josh Luhn Delectable Pro

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

Showing quite well. Lots of red currant holding up the darker fruits, minerality, but oxidized quickly. Drink now IMHO

Showing quite well. Lots of red currant holding up the darker fruits, minerality, but oxidized quickly. Drink now IMHO

9.2

Marc Smoler Delectable Pro

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

'96

'96

9.0

Mark Squires Delectable Pro

Writer Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

classic Bordeaux, ready and lovely. ..

classic Bordeaux, ready and lovely. ..

9.2

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Pretty bretty. The fruit was still present and fairly fresh. Just not to my liking. My fellow Bordeaux drinkers were in love though.

Pretty bretty. The fruit was still present and fairly fresh. Just not to my liking. My fellow Bordeaux drinkers were in love though.

8.0

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