Lacoste Borie, Pauillac
    Château Grand Puy Lacoste

    Lacoste Borie, Pauillac,

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    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%
    91/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2022
    87/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2019 Lacoste-Borie is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it skips out of the glass with cheery notes of kirsch, fresh blackcurrants, and black raspberries, plus hints of menthol, sandalwood, and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, the palate is delicately fruited and refreshing with a slight chewiness to the texture and a lifted finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Lacoste-Borie was impressive as a barrel sample sent to my home last spring. Now in bottle, it has a vivacious, quite floral, almost Margaux-like bouquet that bursts from the glass, featuring raspberry, rooibos and black currant aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with good concentration, a little spicier than I remember and a little softer in the finish, yet with good length and admirable harmony. It should drink nicely after a couple of years. 14.3% alcohol.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2022

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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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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