Lacoste Borie, Pauillac
Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Lacoste Borie, Pauillac,

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vintage

Lacoste Borie, Pauillac, 2016

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Lacoste Borie, Pauillac, 2016

If Xavier Borie's wonderful Grand Puy Lacoste doesn't offer enough value for money, then Lacoste Borie, the highly impressive second wine of this high flying 5th growth Chateau should do the trick! This has become a firm favourite of ours and discerning restaurants. Produced from 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc it is very much a little GPL with its beautifully Cabernet scented bouquet of violets, cassis and gravel. There is admirable tension and verve; the fruit is juicy, pure and mouth-watering. Excellent value!

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
92/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Date Reviewed:
12/2021
90/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lacoste-Borie wafts out of the glass with notions of juicy black plums, kirsch, and raspberry leaves, plus suggestions of tar and underbrush. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great core of fresh black berry flavors with chewy tannins and an earthy finish.
Date Reviewed:
09/2022
88/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2016 Lacoste-Borie has a gentle bouquet of blackberry, briar and a light marine-like scent. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannin and a little rustic in style within the context of the vintage, leading to an energetic, slightly peppery finish. It just needs more substance.
Date Reviewed:
01/2019

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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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