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

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


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2012
12x75cl
DP
£614.46


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

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

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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France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Château Grand Puy Lacoste

A very old Chateau - it's first mention in official documents appears at the beginning of the XVIth century - this estate extends over 225 acres in a single plot of land to the south of Pauillac - which is where the original name "Grand-Puy" came from. Mr Lacoste added his name to the Château when he bought the property and kept it until the epidemic of phylloxera at the end of the XIXth century. GPL's reputation in the wine world will be down in part to Mr. Raymond Dupin, a legendary figure in the Medoc, who was proprietor until 1978 when he sold the estate to M. Borie.

Nowadays, François-Xavier Borie is managing things. He renewed the cellars of the Château just before producing the great vintage of 1982. The vinification and ageing of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is conducted with the same technique and attention to detail, as those of the other estates managed by Borie - such as Château Haut-Batailley.

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