2005 Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac

Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017-2035
Case Size
12x75cl
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2005 Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017-2035
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£995.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(3 in stock)

Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price

£1,040.14 (Inc. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, March 2018

A wine which punches totally over and above its 1855 classification. Few wines express better their appellation’s origins than Francois Xavier Borie’s superb estate in Pauillac. Hints of truffle and eucalyptus, it is chunky and firm but in a positive Pauillac way. It is always direct with its drive of cassis fruit. Sweet, full, and long, a real classic and one of the buys of the vintage.

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Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Grand Puy Lacoste sits on top of one of the steepest slopes in Pauillac, a whole 16 metres above the main flatlands! Hardly Himalayan, but the extra 16 metres of pebble-enriched soil results inparticularly excellent drainage. François-Xavier Borie is at the helm of this very impressive château which was purchased in 1978 from Monsieur Dupin.

Region

Pauillac, Red Bordeaux

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.

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