Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac Grand Cru Classe 2013
Colour: Clear Medium Ruby
Nose: Ripe black currant, plum, violet, graphite, tobacco, faint smoke.
Palate: Dry, full bodied, medium+ acidity, full tannins. Black currant, plum, blackberry, liquorice.
Finish: Long finish, mineral, cedar.
Really young at the moment, and the 2013 vintage isn’t exactly helping. Black fruit driven on the nose and palate, with nice tobacco and graphite minerality to add to the complexity. At roughly the same youthful age(3-4 years old), the 2005 and 2010 I had previously were completely different beast. I would hold off this one for at least 5-10 more years, got potential, but expecting a shorter drinking window.
0-49 = Terrible
50-59 = Bad
60-79 = Ok-Good
80-84 = Good
85-89 = Very Good
90-95 = Excellent
96-99 = Magnificent
100 = Legendary
Gets exponentially harder to score higher, only the exceptional ones deserves 90+. Price does not affect my scores.