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Château Grand Puy Lacoste





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2012

6x75cl £215.00

10 cases Equiv. £35.83 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Tasting at Grand Puy Lacoste with Xavier Borie is always a privilege and an education. It was back to Latin class this year. The fiche technique explains that 'Puy' comes from the Latin word for podium, meaning hill, which described the Chateau's position on top of the gravel croupes overlooking Pauillac. It is these deep gravel hills that give GPL its classical character. Crafted from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, the 2012 possesses a beautiful perfume: complex, floral, with notes of crème de cassis, raspberry pip and toast. There is lovely poise and balance; a wine of grace and charm with an effortless dark berry core of fruit, stoney minerality and beautifully chiselled tannins. This will be one of the must buy wines from 2012.

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