Released for sale en primeur at lunchtime today, 2021 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste will be amongst everyone's favourite wines of the vintage. At £300 per six and with excellent reviews, we recommend adding as much of this to your cellar as you can lay your hands on, in bottles and magnums at the very least!
As usual, we were met by the extremely charming Borie family, who wafted effortlessly about their drawing room, entertaining their guests...even Emeline Borie, who was recovering from a broken ankle acquired on a skiing holiday. Emeline described the elegant, balanced 2021 as being in "the style we love", with the moderate 12.9% alcohol being "back to normal".
We particularly liked the energy and vibrancy of the wine, highlighted by its fresh acidity. As Neal Martin comments, "if you love GPL, then you're going to appreciate this return to its quintessential style after three opulent vintages". Galloni is even more enthusiastic, describing it as "fabulous...a terrific example of the modern classicism of the year at its best (94-96 points)".
Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2024.
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