Lacoste Borie, Pauillac
    Château Grand Puy Lacoste

    Lacoste Borie, Pauillac,



    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!

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lacoste-Borie charges out with bombastic notes of stewed black plums, boysenberry preserves, and blackcurrant cordial with wafts of dried herbs and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, the palate is soft and refreshing, delivering impactful black fruit preserves flavors with a spicy lift on the finish.
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    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 Lacoste-Borie was picked September 21 to October 5 at 44hl/ha. It has a pleasant bouquet of blackberry, iodine and violet aromas, perhaps needing just a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-tinged entry. Supple and quite approachable, this is well-balanced with good acidity and some oakiness on the finish, though this is more likely due to racking several days previous to my visit. Fine, though it will hopefully flesh out a little by bottling time.
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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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