Thursday, 12 January 2012
1970 Grand Puy Lacoste
1970 Château Grand Puy Lacoste;
Ruby, towards brick rim. A level fill, soaked cork. Coffee, licorice, dust, iodine, feels like a tired bottle on the nose. Luckily the palate is better, some cassis, Pauillac aromas, towards high acidity, most tannins gone, those left are astringent, lean but good length. 86
I'm not sure this was quite an optimal bottle, Parker describing a full bodied chewy wine, but that was in 96, meaning fifteen years ago, even so, difficult to see that it could have lost so much fruit in those years. But he also mentions that there is inconsistent bottles, and believing many to have been cooked, that sounds more like this one. Broadbent also seem to note bottle variations, some concentrated and even Port-like, this didn't resemble that at all.