2018 Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac is now released.
Château Grand Puy Lacoste is one of the rare Bordeaux property that is still family owned and has remained in the same family between the 16th and the 20th century. In 1978 it was bought by the Borie family. After investing in the winery, the Château has achieved some great success, the first being in 1982. The grand vin is aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrel of which 75% are new.
Our view – Ch. Grand Puy Lacoste is one of a handful of 5th Growth Chateaux properties that never fails to punch well above its classification. Loved by the trade and with a growing following in the UK market, Ch. Grand Puy Lacoste always represents great value for money. The 2018 shows breeding and class and for fans of Pauillac the classic notes of graphite and cassis will not disappoint over the decades to come.
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.
A wine of precision, energy and nuance, the 2018 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fabulous. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berry fruit grace this exquisite, nuanced Pauillac. Medium in body, understated and classy, Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the highlights of the year. In a word: impeccable. The 2018 is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot from yields of 40 hectoliters per hectare.- 94 pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous