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

Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2018


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2018
6x75cl
DP
£379.22

2018
1.5L
DP
£143.60

2018
3x1.5L
DP
£430.82


Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2018

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

It's always a pleasure to taste with Xavier and Emeline Borie. You know how they say how dogs resemble their owners, well perhaps the same is true with wines. These are charming, reserved wines, full of class. Gorgeous Cabernet perfume: small berries, graphite, cassis and violets. Such flowing savoury Cabernet fruit - everything is harmonious, nothing is excessive or out of place. Suave, detailed cherry fruit, wild plums and wood spice and gravelly briar fruit. Pure refinement and class, it flows effortlessly with a beginning, middle and long noble finish of granular, finely laced tannins. This is yet another superb effort from this high flying Fifth Growth Chateau. As a footnote, this is Xavier's fortieth vintage at GPL - we hope we'll be there to celebrate the 50th with him. Produced from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot.

Critics score


Score:
94

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Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
02/2023

Notes
Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2018 is deep garnet-purple in color. It strides boldly out of the glass with notions of baked blackberries, plum preserves, and warm cassis, plus hints of unsmoked cigars, cedar, and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegant with grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing savory.

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country:
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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