1982 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 
Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
WB Rating: 93

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library Wine)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

Tasted back in 2000, this was a powerful, extracted, reticent wine - and basically not yet ready. But it tasted magnificent in this most recent encounter. Classic smoke and Cassis Bordeaux nose, still holding back a bit. But in flavor and finish it hit the upper atmosphere of the great Bordeaux - tremendously rich, balanced, complex, mouth-coating flavors of earth, smoke, dark currants, violets, and blackberries. Astonishingly youthful in all respects for a 24 year old wine. I try not to think about the price ($12) I paid 20-some years ago. - HK, GK 2006-06-15


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