Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Pauillac

92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Pauillac - 2015 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - Pauillac

92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a prestigious winery located in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France. Founded in the late 18th century, the estate is renowned for its classic Bordeaux wines, which are made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes. The wines of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste are known for their intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, tobacco, cedar, and graphite. The wines are full-bodied and structured, with firm tannins and a long finish.

The estate produces a range of wines, including a Grand Vin, a second wine, and a white wine. The Grand Vin is aged for 18 months in oak barrels, while the second wine is aged for 12 months. The white wine is made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes and is aged for 6 months in oak barrels.

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the most renowned wineries in the Pauillac appellation and produces some of the finest Bordeaux wines in the world.

The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is medium garnet-purple coloured with a nose of red and black currants, cedar chest and roses with a touch of dusty earth. The medium-bodied mouth is chewy, with lively fruit and good balance.
The 2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is medium garnet-purple colored with a nose of red and black currants, cedar chest and roses with a touch of dusty earth. The medium-bodied mouth is chewy, with lively fruit and good balance.
The 2013 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and cedar fruit, nicely composed and delineated, not complex but harmonious. As usual, there is a conservative element to the aromatics in keeping with this estate's style. The palate is medium-bodied with appreciable mineralité on the entry. I like the edginess here, the framework and in particular the finesse that is not always apparent at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, at least at this early juncture. It might not be a long-term proposition, but it is certainly one of the finest Pauillac wines of the vintage courtesy of Xavier and Emeline Borie.
Always a favorite among consumers, Xavier Borie’s is a fifth-growth Pauillac that consistently performs at a much higher level. The 2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has the classic, tell-tale crème de cassis as well as some bluer fruits and floral notes. Medium-bodied, its ripe tannin, beautiful fruit and low acidity give it an up-front appeal. There’s no harm in drinking it now or cellaring it for another 12-15+ years.
The dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 Grand Puy Lacoste exhibits a charming, open-knit bouquet of red and black fruits. It is a savory, medium-bodied, flavorful, well-endowed Pauillac from Xavier Borie that can be enjoyed over the next 10-15+ years.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a little subdued to begin, opening out to reveal notes of black cherries, stewed plums and blackberry preserves with hints of bouquet garni, tapenade and dried lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and lively acidity, slightly over-shadowing the delicate, fading fruit, finishing on a stewed tea note.
Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2009 Grand-Puy-Lacoste opens with a nose of sweaty leather, damp earth, baked cherries and dried mulberries with touches of fried herbs, black olives and cast iron pan. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy, this is a more elegantly styled 2009 with provocative herbal sparks and a ferrous finish.
This excellent offering displays sweet black currant notes intermixed with notions of licorice, scorched earth, and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied and elegant with abundant fruit on the attack and mid-palate, and light to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
The 2000 Château Grand Puy Lacoste is an exceptional wine from Xavier Borie. It has a brilliant nose of blackberry, crushed stone, graphite, and cedar. Putting it to one side for ten to 15 minutes reveals subtle mint-like aromas that whisk you straight to Pauillac. The palate is smooth and silky, cloaking the tannic frame of this GPL so that you barely notice it. But that will stand it in good stead for the long-term, the cornerstone of all great wines from this estate. Then there is that hint of spice on the aftertaste -the show isn’t over yet. Served alongside a magnum of Pichon Baron 2000, I would say that now, it does not quite possess the same level of precision. However, it remains a magnificent Pauillac to cherish long-term.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Pauillac
Producer:
Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
ABV:
14.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Game Birds, Duck, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

Château Grand Puy Lacoste is a renowned wine producer located in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region in France. The estate has a long and rich history...

Château Grand Puy Lacoste is a renowned wine producer located in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region in France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 16th century when it was owned by the Gasqueton family. In 1978, the estate was purchased by the Borie family, who have since invested heavily in the vineyards and winemaking facilities.

The vineyards of Château Grand Puy Lacoste are situated on a gravelly plateau overlooking the Gironde estuary. The soil is composed of a mixture of gravel, sand, and clay, which provides excellent drainage and allows the vines to produce grapes of exceptional quality. The estate covers a total of 90 hectares, with 58 hectares dedicated to the production of red wine.

The style of production at Château Grand Puy Lacoste is traditional, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, complex, and age-worthy. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 18-24 months, depending on the vintage.

The wines of Château Grand Puy Lacoste are known for their deep ruby color, intense aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, and tobacco, and their firm tannic structure. The wines are typically a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, with Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant grape variety.

Château Grand Puy Lacoste produces several different wines, including their flagship wine, Château Grand Puy Lacoste, as well as a second wine, Lacoste-Borie, and a third wine, Haut-Batailley. The flagship wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, and is aged in oak barrels for 18-24 months. The wine is known for its power, elegance, and longevity, and is considered one of the finest wines of the Pauillac appellation.

Overall, Château Grand Puy Lacoste is a producer of exceptional Bordeaux wines that are highly sought after by collectors and wine enthusiasts around the world. The estate's long history, traditional winemaking techniques, and commitment to quality have earned it a reputation as one of the top producers in the region.

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Pauillac

Pauillac

Pauillac is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with...

Pauillac is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a reputation for elegance, complexity, and longevity. Pauillac is home to some of the most famous châteaux in Bordeaux, including Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The history of winemaking in Pauillac dates back to the Roman era, but it was not until the 17th century that the region began to gain recognition for its wines. The Dutch were the first to recognize the potential of Pauillac wines, and they began importing them to their home country in large quantities. In the 18th century, Pauillac wines became popular in England, and they were soon being exported to other parts of Europe and the world.

The style of production in Pauillac is traditional, with a focus on quality over quantity. The vineyards are planted on gravelly soils, which provide excellent drainage and reflect the heat back onto the vines, helping to ripen the grapes. The grapes grown in Pauillac are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The wines are typically aged in oak barrels for 18-24 months, which adds complexity and depth to the final product.

The typical wines from Pauillac are full-bodied, with intense aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their firm tannins, which give the wines structure and longevity. Pauillac wines are often described as having a "pencil lead" or "graphite" character, which is a result of the gravelly soils in which the grapes are grown. The wines are also known for their ability to age gracefully, with some of the best vintages lasting for decades.

In conclusion, Pauillac is a wine appellation with a rich history and a reputation for producing some of the finest red wines in the world. The traditional style of production, the gravelly soils, and the focus on quality over quantity all contribute to the unique character of Pauillac wines. If you are looking for a wine with elegance, complexity, and longevity, look no further than Pauillac.

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