Château-Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac 1999
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
This deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 has some tannin to resolve, but it is an elegant, medium-bodied, delicious effort that will reward readers who have the patience to cellar it for several years. It is not a blockbuster in the style of the 2000 or 1996, but the 1999 offers charming roundness, sweet cassis fruit, excellent purity, and fine overall balance. It should last for 16+ years.
A medium-bodied red with straightforward berry and cinnamon character. Silky tannins. Falls away on the finish. Best after 2003.