Château Grand Puy Lacoste 2003

Bordeaux
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£44.95 per bottle
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91 Points - James Suckling

Very ripe and intense on the nose with a stewed strawberry and cherry character. Full bodied, with a very jammy palate but so much fruit going on here. Ripe fruit dominates this. 

Taste & Aroma

Score:91

Very ripe and intense on the nose with a stewed strawberry and cherry character. Full bodied, with a very jammy palate but so much fruit going on here. Ripe fruit dominates this.

James Suckling

Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste sits in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux and being one of the oldest estates in the Médoc, it is steeped in a rich history. The vineyards are planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot with many of the vines having an average age of almost 40 years. In 1978, the château owner Raymon Dupin, sold the property to the Borie Family, who were renowned for their fantastic wines at Ducru-Beaucaillou and Haut-Batailley. Today the estate is owned and run by François-Xavier Borie. "I do what I love, what I believe in. We want to build Grand-Puy-Lacoste's renown on consistent quality rather than showy effects. I'm suspicious of wines made for competitions; I prefer that Grand-Puy-Lacoste create a reputation based on the long term, vintage after vintage. Pretentiousness, fleeting fashion and short-term media attention is not what we do."

Château Grand Puy Lacoste

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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