Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2012
Another popular and classic Bordeaux from one of the oldest properties in the Medoc dating back to the 16th century. The plateau of Grand-Puy is west of the village, about the hamlet of Bages. The outcrop of the terrain is called "puy" which rises 20 meters above sea level. Owned by the Borie family, the property has gone thru major developments, renovations and restorations. With the help of Francois-Xavier Borie's daughter Emeline (pictured below), the family is ensuring the quality and consistency of the great wine continues.
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% merlot
93 Points James Suckling
93 Points Wine Spectator
91 Points Wine Advocate
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 blue 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. Robert Parker Jr Wine Advocate.
Images by Monica Yu
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