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1967 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (Pauillac) 5eme Cru Classe No Reserve

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14 6 £42.50 3d 10h ago
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closed 19/05/2019, 01:30 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1967 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Top Shoulder (TS)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

The wines of Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste have consistently had terrific keeping qualities and combine marvellous cigar box perfume with rich blackcurrant and cassis fruit and velvety power which is the epitome of top class Pauillac at its very best.
Their 90 hectares of vines (75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot) are located a couple of kilometres west of the town of Pauillac and lie on deep gravel beds over limestone.
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the oldest properties in the Medoc,dating back to the 16th Century.Robert Parker now compares the wine to a Bordeaux Second Growth in quality and even First Growth in some vintages!

The age of this wine will almost certainly mean that it will require decanting.However,I can find few tasting notes on the 1967 Grand-Puy-Lacoste,but the most recent Cellartracker note,rating this wine on the same level as the 1998 Montrose (90+ Points RP...ST) was as follows:-

"BBQ early Sep 2017: cork crumbled upon opening; wine was filtered through a metal sieve into a decanter; 15-30 minutes decanted; purple red color with brown reflexes; coffee,chocolate and plenty of raspberry and strawberry aromas/flavors; light/medium body; round and slightly sweet on the palate.
All eight BBQ participants agreed that this GPL 1967 bottle contained an excellent wine. While older and different in taste,the Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1967 performed on the same level like a Montrose 1998 opened just before.
Great bottle of a 50 years old great wine!".
(92 Points).

FATTY CAT. (Cellartracker. 2/9/2017).

"This vintage has turned out better than initially expected. The 1967 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste has a deep garnet/ruby colour with a cedary bouquet intermixed with currants, earth, and compost. This medium-bodied wine has noticeable richness and depth, as well as some firm tannins".

Tasting note from "Vintage Wine & Port".

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On 19 Apr 2019 at 17:16, the seller added the following description:

I bought 12 bottles of this wine in the original wooden case at auction.
I chose to drink the bottle with the lowest wine fill (mid-shoulder) and was not expecting much from the moderate 1967 Bordeaux vintage and the poor wine fill level of a 52 year-old bottle.
However,much to my surprise,I was in complete accord with the tasting notes above and the bottle was not past it at all and my tasting notes are as follows:-

"Purple red colour,but turning brown at the edges.Cedar,leafy,herbs,tobacco,coffee on the nose.The palate had a lovely mouthfeel and still retained some fruit;medium-bodied,with raspberries,leafy blackcurrants,well-rounded,coffee and mocha-chocolate and tannins completely integrated.A triumph for the 1967 vintage and still has some years ahead of serious enjoyment!"
(90 Points).

Topterroir. (19/4/2019).

Other details

This bottle was bought at auction in the 2000s.It has since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.It is still in excellent condition,with wine fill at top shoulder (very reasonable for a 52 year-old wine) and the label and capsule in a very good state.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00. This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges (About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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