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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2003

12x75cl £495.00

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Tasting Note:

Unusually for a property of this size (55ha), “GPL” consists of a single block of vines, rather than many parcels dotted about the appellation. The true character of the wine is therefore always apparent, as it is not possible to favour grapes from one location over another in the final blend, as many properties do in a difficult year. Yields and overall production were down by 10-15% on 2002 figures, but Xavier Borie has again made a well honed, balanced wine with charm and power. The nose is quite closed but very ripe and rich, and as the flavours develop on the palate, so does the wine’s charm. It is not blowsy, jumping out of the glass immediately, but makes friends slowly, the result being a more long-term relationship, as rich ripe fruit flavours linger in the mouth. Very good indeed.

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