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

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


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2016
1.5L
DP
£157.61

2016
3x1.5L
DP
£472.82


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

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

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.

Critics score


Score:
95

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Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
09/2022

Notes
The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is deep garnet-purple in color. It springs with vibrant notes of crushed blackcurrants and juicy blackberries, plus suggestions of unsmoked cigars, lilacs, and dusty soil. The medium-bodied palate is tightly wound with black fruit and earthy layers, supported by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.

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France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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