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%
    91/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    88-90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Lacoste-Borie was picked September 11 to 28 at 48hL/ha. It bursts with red fruit on the nose—raspberry and wild strawberry—forward and quite generous in keeping with the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannins on the entry. Moderately deep, it tapers slightly toward the graphite-infused finish. This Deuxième Vin has an easy-drinking sensibility and should be broached over the next decade.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

    specifications

    country:
    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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