Grand Puy Lacoste 2008: Classy Claret
One of the many highlights of being in Bordeaux for Primeurs week is the opportunity to enjoy a few older bottles. A wine that left us all mightily impressed last week was Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2008. In fact, Xavier Borie impresses every year at En-Primeur tastings. Yet, after tasting lots of young samples, it is always pleasant to revisit wines with a little bit of age on them and come away reassured of their quality.
Full of charm and character, the 2008 proves that even in the so-called ‘lesser vintages’ this Chateau is producing consistently excellent wines of serious class. This is Pauillac at its stylish best: moreish notes of raspberry compote, ripe plums and ground clove balance warming aromas of tobacco leaf and crème anglaise. Entering its drinking window now, the 2008 is a prime candidate to have delivered for immediate enjoyment. Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to buy an early-drinking back-vintage from one of our favourite producers.