Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Grand Cru Classé
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
The blend of Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012 is a majority Cabernet Sauvignon (76%) which offers a nice balanced structure and illustrates the potential of the vineyard. This wine has an enticing, dark, and very intense, ruby color. The bouquet reveals aromas of ripe black fruit and cassis complemented by spicy notes with great freshness. The palate is precise and dense, evolving into charming and well-rounded tannins with good length and structure. The overall impression is one of purity and elegance. This 2012 is once again a beautiful expression of the potential held by the terroir of Grand-Puy-Lacoste, this wine will be part of the great lineage of Grand-Puy-Lacoste vintages.
A family saga way back to the 16th century, a fascinating history. Grand-Puy, a name present in documents since the Middle Ages, originated from the ancient term "puy” meaning "hillock, small height". Incidentally, the vineyard is located on the outcrops. The property persisted on being linked to a single family for generations until another family in 1978 - the Borie. The Grand cru is among the elite of Bordeaux wines, Grand-Puy-Lacoste upholds its reputation up to the present.
Aging: In French oak barrels (75% new barrels each vintage) for 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.
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 that 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 that never loses its silky smoothness. [www.chateau-grand-puy-lacoste.com]
Alcohol content: 13.5%