Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac 1999
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Bordeaux Left Bank
Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red
This deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 has some tannin to resolve, but it is an elegant, medium-bodied, delicious effort that will reward readers who have the patience to cellar it for several years. It is not a blockbuster in the style of the 2000 or 1996, but the 1999 offers charming roundness, sweet cassis fruit, excellent purity, and fine overall balance. It should last for 16+ years. Tasted April 2002. 89 Points Robert M. Parker, Jr, The Wine Advocate.