Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2011
Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2011's color is a deep and intense red. The bouquet releases the typical aromas of black fruits and blackcurrant with added spices. The attack on the palate is pronounced, showing a structure that is both elegant and balanced. All together the wine allies finesse, freshness and persistence.
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Among Pauillac's wines, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is considered "a great classic", capable of aligning its consistent character with the spirit of each vintage.
Wines are the expression of their terroir, their climate and their grapes, but they also carry the
mark of those who made it. So while showing the utmost respect for the gifts of nature, François-Xavier Borie will proudly refer to Grand-Puy-Lacoste's "signature", which is clearly evident in vertical tastings.
The wines have a beautiful, deep color, the aromas are very pure and complex, subtle and refined. Depending on the vintage, one's first impression may be of ripe fruit or flowers, often toasted notes, spice and vanilla... With time it develops a remarkably full, rich character.
In the mouth one is struck by its elegant individuality from the very first impression through the last moments of a finish which affords continual and subtly changing pleasure. The flavors support and amplify its aromatic sensations with a notably large range of fruit, particularly cassis which develops with age. The wines are well-built, with a powerful tannic structure which never loses its silky smoothness.
The fourth dimension of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is time. By nature a wine for long ageing, it needs
between eight and ten years to reveal its full potential, bringing power and harmony together. Each vintage fully develops after a period corresponding to its profile. "Patience is rewarded with complex aromas of dried fruit, Havana tobacco and cedar wood, smooth tannins and an exceptionally long aromatic finish" Markus del Monego, world's best sommelier in 1998.
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- 78% Cabernet Sauvignon - 22% Merlot
- red meats - game - poultry
- raspberry - blackberry - cherry - cedar
- Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
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