Château Grand Puy Lacoste

The Château Grand-Puy Lacoste is a french estate in Pauillac in Gironde. The vineyard has 58 hectares of vines. The Château Grand Puy Lacoste is a Fifth Classified Growth in the 1855 Médoc wine classification. The vineyard benefits from reasoned treatment. The red wines are produced from different grape variety : 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The Château produces a second wine, "Lacoste-Borie". It is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and, of course, Merlot grapes. The Château Grand Puy Lacoste is intense and fruity. It is a high quality wine with a long aging potential (8 to 20 years in the cellar and more).

For a wine tasting we suggest the Château Grand-Puy Lacoste 1947, Grand-Puy Lacoste 1949 and the vintage 1959. Then, the Château Grand-Puy Lacoste 1970, 1982 and 1986 are remarkable. Finally, the Grand Puy Lacoste 1990 and 1994 are exceptional.

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At the end of the 1970s, this grand cru from Pauillac was taken over by Jean-Eugène Borie, owner of Ducru-Beaucaillou, who entrusted the reins to his son François-Xavier. Since then, the estate has continued to gain in finesse and easily make a good fourth growth or even a third growth. Château Lacoste Borie associates on the same label two well-known names in the Médoc viticultural, that of the Borie family, owner of several vintages, and that of Grand Puy Lacoste, cru classé of Pauillac. It represents in good years an interesting bottle for the amateur, whose wine can be drunk young.