This is Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste’s second wine and reflects the quality of Grand Vin but in an elegant, younger style. Situated on the deep, course gravel plateau of Pauillac, these grapes are hand selected from 38-year-old vines. A long maceration is followed by ageing in French Barrique (45% new barrels) for 14 months. Supple dark fruits, licorice and spice notes are held by assertive but ripe tannins, that can be enjoyed when young but will also allow further maturation. A good match for fine cuts of beef, roast lamb, wild mushrooms, game including venison, boar or hare and well flavoured cheeses.
A superb 17th century property located south of the famous commune of Pauillac in the heart of the Medoc. The word `Puy` derives from the French word for `knoll` or `ridge`, and it is on a croupe of gravel that the original vineyard is located, supporting a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, with smaller plots of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This chateau produces quintessential Pauillac wines, aristocratic, succulent and ripe, supported by noble tannins and lingering complex finish. The chateau is now owned by the Borie family of Ducru-Beaucaillou, who have modernized the estate, producing wines that have been way above expectation.