Grand Puy Lacoste 2018 was released this morning at €55 per bottle ex-negociant, up 4.1% on the 2017’s opening price of €52.80. It is being offered by the international trade at £672 per 12×75, up 3.7% on the 2017 release of £648 per case.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous, 93-96) called today’s release “a wine of precision, energy and nuance”. He further commented that “Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the highlights of the year. In a word: impeccable”.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate) awarded the wine 92-94+ and described it as “rich, plush and generous”. James Suckling scored it slightly higher (94-95) and praised its “gorgeous finish” and “fine texture” in his tasting note.
Julia Harding (Jancis Robinson), who gave the wine 17.5 points, also noted that it was “a very good year for Grand-Puy-Lacoste”.
Score-conscious buyers might also consider the physical 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages which boast 95 points from Neal Martin and come at a discount.