6 x 75cl * Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Grand Puy Lacoste (or GPL as it's lazily shortened to in the trade) in 2020 is a worthy successor to the fantastic 2019. Some argue it will outshine it, as it's a brilliant expression of this well-known Pauillac. Trade insiders say this GPL is one of the best value 2020s on the en primeur market, with similar wines going for twice the price. We say, buy it now, cellar it for fifteen years and thank yourself in 2036 for your foresight.
“The 2020 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a very refined, almost understated bouquet at first, but it opens in glorious fashion to offer precise blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, crushed stone and wild mint, gaining intensity at its own pace. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, a keen thread of acidity, layers of intense black fruit and quite a spicy, vibrant and certainly persistent finish. This is a brilliant GPL from the Borie family. 95-97/100” – Neal Martin, vinous.com
Please note that prices are in-bond and exclude VAT, which are payable when the wines land in spring/summer 2023.