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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 1996
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Medoc
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • EE3606
  • EE3617
Lot 6

1996 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac - 750ml - 12 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$2,600 - CAD$4,000

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
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CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 12 bottle(s) of 1996 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $2600 - $4000 with a reserve of $1900. The bottles in this lot come from collection 10135.


1 Bottle Base Of Neck
This Toronto based collector is a long time storage client at Iron Gate. He has decided to sell some of his extensive collection which includes some wonderful back vintages from Napa and France.
The score for 1996 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac is 91 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - The 1996 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, now at 20 years old, has a very typical bouquet for this estate- correct, linear, well defined, conservative but intense, with pencil shavings, cedar and a subtle balsam aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm structure and well-judged acidity that lends this 1996 impressive focus. It is totally and unashamedly classic in style, austere compared to other Pauillacs from this vintage, the kind of gentleman's claret that should grace a dinner table. I have actually encountered slightly better bottles than this one, tasted at the property. It remains a very fine Pauillac that should drink well for 20-odd years ... just expect a little austerity and aloofness.