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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2013

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

New
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 2013

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 3
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£37.50
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Total

£37.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 18% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Christel Spinner Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103012 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Grand-Puy-Lacoste is an estate on the up. Its success, as the welcoming Isabelle La Sueur told us, can be attributed to owner François-Xavier Borie, who since taking over from his father, has taken this 5th growth Pauillac château from good to great. Xavier has rebuilt the cellars, installed smaller vats and instigated a more rigorous selection process.

Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines carry a hint of crème de cassis, which is the château's trademark characteristic in top vintages.

Reviews

"This has good vibrancy, with red and black currant fruit carried by brambly tannins. Light charcoal and tobacco leaf notes on the finish give this an old-school edge. Should meld pleasantly with modest cellaring." Wine Spectator

"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." eRobertParker.com