Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

$135

...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

Thijs Hendriks

Classic Claret!

Classic Claret!

9.5

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

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

Joshua Thomas Delectable Pro

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

Elegant and drinking very well at the moment. Has a little funk but not over the top

Elegant and drinking very well at the moment. Has a little funk but not over the top

9.1

Steve Wells Delectable Pro

Brett never tasted so good

Brett never tasted so good

9.0