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    3 593
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The name of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the vineyards selected in 1855 by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce, to figure in its famous classification.

This classification only recognized the well established reputation of the properties it listed, and because the first half century before listing were not the best times at Grand-Puy-Lacoste, it “failed” to make a noteworthy impression in terms of prices and reputation, achieving only a lowly 5th Growth classification. The reputation of Grand-Puy-Lacoste has improved a lot since then and today the quality and prices of Grand-Puy-Lacoste can often easily compare with 2nd Growth.
The origin of the property is very old, since its first mention in official documents appears at the beginning of the 15th century. The estate extends over 225 acres in a single unit to the south of Pauillac, on a rise, which is the origin of its name "Grand-Puy". Monsieur Lacoste gave his name to the Château when he bought the property and kept it until the epidemic of phylloxera at the end of the 19th century.
However Grand-Puy-Lacoste´s was built by Monsieur Raymond Dupin, a legendary figure in the Medoc wine world and president of the “Union of Médoc Classified Growths”, who bought Gran-Puy-Lacoste in 1932 and was the proprietor until 1978. He sold half of the estate’s shares to Jean-Eugène Borie, who took over the responsibility for the wine production.
Nowadays, François-Xavier Borie manages Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste. He renewed the cellars of the château just before producing the great vintage of 1982.
There are currently around 110 acres of vine producing approximately15.000 cases on a soil planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are picked always by hand and the wines are matured in oak barrels for 14 to 18 months.
 

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Ruby. Scented, fruity, ripe red berries nose, cassis. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity and detailed, long. 91-93

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Spicy character, white pepper and hints of gingerbread, good fruit in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with medium weigth and length.
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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2014  ( Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste )

Ruby. Scented, fruity, ripe red berries nose, cassis. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity and detailed, long. 91-93

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2014  ( Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Spicy character, white pepper and hints of gingerbread, good fruit in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with medium weigth and length. "

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