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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2001

Deep ruby with a tight rim, the colour shows depth as the Cabernets picked late. The nose of cassis is still fresh with tones of truffle, liquorice and cigar box. There is dense black fruit through well-integrated tannins on the palate on the healthy structured palate. This vintage is elegant and classically Pauillac of medium body and length. This wine will get you to drink on and on and stay happy, but if you are looking for a blockbuster style from Pauillac, don't buy this vintage. Scores are not so great, hence the price is great for now.

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Red-ruby. Ripe aromas of dark chocolate, minerals and earth. Sweet and plummy, with a silky texture and lovely depth of flavor. Finishes with fine-grained tannins that spread out to coat the palate. (6/2004, not edited)

Wine Spectator

A beautiful nose of crushed currant and cigar box. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing, complex aftertaste. Delicious, stylish and fresh. Best after 2007. (Web-2007, not edited)

93 Neal Martin: "Tasted at the chateau, the 2001 at ten years of age has superb intensity on the nose with black cherries, melted tar, graphite and cold black tea all with fine vigour and vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with a cohesive, quite powerful entry that sets the stage for a very poised, focused GPL. From its rather awkward showings out of barrel, the 2001 is blossoming into a sublime expression of Pauillac in this vintage. I would still afford it more time though. Tasted March 2011."(Not edited).


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