2011 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2011 CH GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £632.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012,
    Score: 91-93

    A real candidate for one of the wines of the vintage, particularly if Xavier Borie gets his pricing right this year. The beautifully perfumed floral fruit aromas carry though into the palate, it is quite simply a fabulously appealing wine with its delicious texture, purity of fruit and subtle sweetness of bright dark berried fruits on the finish. An absolute stunner.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2014,
    Score: 91

    The dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 Grand Puy Lacoste exhibits a charming, open-knit bouquet of red and black fruits. It is a savory, medium-bodied, flavorful, well-endowed Pauillac from Xavier Borie that can be enjoyed over the next 10-15+ years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 89-91

    Overall, this is an elegant effort from Xavier Borie. A dark ruby/purple hue and a classic nose of smoky black currants and flowers are followed by a medium-bodied wine with more finesse and elegance than the blockbuster style seen in great vintages. Penetrating acidity gives the 2011 Grand Puy Lacoste excellent vibrancy as well as definition. Enjoy it during its first 10-15 years of life. Drink: 2012-2027.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 91-92

    This has lots of mineral and lemon peel character with dried flowers and currants. Full and very silky with fresh acidity. Long and intense. Racy and lean at the finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 17.5

    Deep blackcurrant Cabernet fruit, elegant freshness and great depth, a true vineyard wine with a very good future. Drink 2017-2035. (4 stars).

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 17-

    78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot. 75% new oak. Deep crimson. Fresh, cedary cassis. Cool, supple and again refreshing. Pretty light but well balanced within that context. 17 for harmony, minus for levity. Drink 2018-2028.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 88-91

    Nice, fresh, floral style, with violet and sandalwood notes up front followed by a core of plum, bergamot and cherry sauce flavors. Lightly dusty finish. Has some weight in reserve and so could flesh out more.

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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

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.