Lacoste-Borie, Pauillac, 2011, France – By the Glass
A rather solid glass of wine that is starting to open up and mellow into a great harmony of both fresh fruit aromas and the notes of a wine with a bit of age. Layers and layers of complexity begging to be enjoyed alongside finer cuts of meat.
Producer: Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
The origin of the property is very old, since the first mention in official documents appear at the beginning of the XVIth century. The estate extends over 225 acres in a single unit to the south of Pauillac, on a rise which is the origin of its name “Grand-Puy”. Mr Lacoste gave its name to the Chateau when he bought the property and kept it until the epidemic of phylloxera at the end of the XIXth century. Its reputation comes from Mr Raymond Dupin, a legendary figure in the Medoc wine world, who was proprietor until 1978 when he sold the estate to M. Borie. Nowadays, Franois-Xavier Borie is managing Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste. He renewed the cellars of the Chateau just before producing the great vintage of 1982. The vinification and ageing of Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste are conducted under the same technique, with the same cares and same mind, as those of the other estate M. Borie manages as Chateau Haut-Batailley.