The $10,000 Cellar, Part Three

Topping off the cellar with Cabernet-based wines


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G-P-L has been something of an insider’s wine for years, not for any real reason other than it having been classified as a fifth growth in the not entirely representative 1855 classification. It’s a well regarded Château whose vines lay over deep gravel beds in the north of the Pauillac commune. The vineyards and the wines heavily favor Cabernet Sauvignon over Merlot, the only two varieties planted here.

What you end up with is classic Bordeaux, tough when young with terrific structure and the ability to evolve into something nuanced and rich, if perhaps a little less than elegant.

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    Apr 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

  • Snooth User: wine o200
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    Just trying a Tardieu Laurent 1997 Bandol at the moment, yes rustic, but those tannins are fine and dusty now. Should go with the lamb strips, capsicum , tomato, caramellised onion and bonconcini, or perhaps one of your right bank Bordeaux might fit the bill.

    Apr 20, 2012 at 9:09 AM

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