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Château Grand Puy Lacoste





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2016

Tasting Note:

It is always a joy to taste Xavier Borie's Grand Puy Lacoste, there is such elegance to the fruit here and a wonderful sense of cohesion and effortless charm. The 2016 is crafted from 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot from the gravel croupes above the village of Bages. This is an aristocratic GPL with perhaps even more refinement that usual. The bouquet offers notes of lilacs, pencil lead, cool cherry notes and Asian spice. This is so ethereal and lovely. There is a purity and energy to the fruit that is so alluring, it is sleek, refined and taut with pure crème de cassis and gravel notes that slide across the palate. We rate this is the most assured and authoritative GPLs we can remember tasting; we thought the 2015 was wonderful - this is on another realm.

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