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Grand Puy Lacoste 91jg 2008

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"Tasted from a bottle opened at the chateau, since the one in Southwold was not showing so well, the 2008 has a lovely, lifted bouquet of blackberry, blood orange, crushed stone, cedar and tar. It is much more vigorous than the previous bottle. The palate is medium-bodied is very supple on the entry with crisp acidity. Smooth and harmonious, the oak needing time to subsume into the fabric of the wine. The finish is fresh, vibrant, nicely poised with good grip and a fine, supple raspberry and briary...92" NM Wine Journal 05/12 "The 2008 La Dame de Montrose is a really lovely, classic bottle of Ste. Estèphe in the making. The deep, complex and very pure nose jumps from the glass in a fine mélange of sweet, dark berries, cassis, violets, cigar ash, gravel, coffee bean and a delicate base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, closed and very classy, with a firm spine of tannins, bright acids, impeccable focus and a very long, chewy finish that closes with great transparency and grip. This is a beautiful bottle of wine in the making...91" JG 07/11

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

"Tasted from a bottle opened at the chateau, since the one in Southwold was not showing so well, the 2008 has a lovely, lifted bouquet of blackberry, blood orange, crushed stone, cedar and tar. It is much more vigorous than the previous bottle. The palate is medium-bodied is very supple on the entry with crisp acidity. Smooth and harmonious, the oak needing time to subsume into the fabric of the wine. The finish is fresh, vibrant, nicely poised with good grip and a fine, supple raspberry and briary...92" NM Wine Journal 05/12 "The 2008 La Dame de Montrose is a really lovely, classic bottle of Ste. Estèphe in the making. The deep, complex and very pure nose jumps from the glass in a fine mélange of sweet, dark berries, cassis, violets, cigar ash, gravel, coffee bean and a delicate base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, closed and very classy, with a firm spine of tannins, bright acids, impeccable focus and a very long, chewy finish that closes with great transparency and grip. This is a beautiful bottle of wine in the making...91" JG 07/11

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