72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
The Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2004 presents a beautiful ruby red color. The nose is very dense and
ripe, it offers a combination of blackberry and "pain grille" with added hints of spices.
On the palate, this wine shows its harmonious structure. The tannins are well-balanced.
This vintage has already started to express its personality but it will need few more years to
show all its potential and developing as it does ever more complex flavours to give increasing
"Subtle aromas of currant, berries and vanilla follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long finish. Builds on the finish. Serious for the vintage. Best after 2010. 9,165 cases made. –JS
"This excellent offering displays sweet black currant notes intermixed with notions of licorice, scorched earth, and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied and elegant with abundant fruit on the attack and mid-palate, and light to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Medium-deep red. Ripe aromas of plum, leather, chocolate and mellow nutty oak; can't match the 2005 or 2006 for lift. Then supple, sweet and accessible, with ripe but cooler flavors framed by harmonious acidity. Not a particularly powerful or structured wine but the tannins are suave and the finish offers good smoky persistence. This has turned out nicely."
International Wine Cellar