Grand Puy Lacoste is a classic style of Pauillac. It’s a full bodied, tannic, concentrated Bordeaux wine that ages well. This Bordeaux wine offers cassis, cedar, tobacco and truffle scents and a juicy mouth full of flavor. Interestingly, the wine became one of the first popular, non First Growth Bordeaux brands to sell in Asia. In part, this has to do with part of the name of the chateau, Lacoste. It is called the alligator wine, due to the name being the same as the famous sportsware designer with the crocodile logo. Read more...
Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic from Xavier BorieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers, crushed rocks, black currants, cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding, it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured, it is a beauty of finesse, balance, purity and nobility. It will benefit from 5-7 more years of bottle age. Robert Parker #199Feb 2012
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