Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 2018
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.
"The 2018 Grand Puy Lacoste has a quintessential Pauillac nose of intense black fruit infused with graphite scents, pencil shavings and a very discreet marine influence. It is beautifully defined, less opulent than the 2018 Lynch Bages tasted alongside, yet maybe more complex. The palate is medium-bodied and taut, offering sappy black fruit, gritty tannin's and a lot of crushed stone. The focused, graphite-driven finish could only come from this appellation. Superb. A wine to correct those bemoaning that Bordeaux no longer makes "proper Claret." Vinous
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