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Grand Puy Lacoste 91-92js 2011

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"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...91-92" JS 04/12 "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...88-91" WS 04/12 "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...89-91" WA 04/12

Region: France » Bordeaux » Pauillac

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste:
This estate has a history going back to the 16th century and passed through several families. The name 'Grand Puy' refers to the raised ground apon which the estate stands and 'Lacoste' is the name of a family who owned it during the 19th century and who built the Chateau at around the time it became a 5th growth in the 1855 classification.The Borie family,who already owned Ch... Read more
This estate has a history going back to the 16th century and passed through several families. The name 'Grand Puy' refers to the raised ground apon which the estate stands and 'Lacoste' is the name of a family who owned it during the 19th century and who built the Chateau at around the time it became a 5th growth in the 1855 classification.The Borie family,who already owned Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou in Saint-Julien,bought it in 1978 and began a long programme of improvements and renovations.There are 90 hectares in total but only 50 are under vine. There is a grand wine plus a second wine called 'Lacoste-Borie' that made its debut in 1982 Read less

"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...91-92" JS 04/12 "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...88-91" WS 04/12 "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...89-91" WA 04/12

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