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5ième Grand Cru Classé
Red • 2011
75 cl Bottle
Alcohol content : 13,5°


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Food / Wine Pairing

This wine will suit
Game, Red meat


You will find this wine
Oaky, Fruity, Rich, Supple

Type of meal

You will enjoy this wine during
Candle light dinner, Business dinner, Family dinners, Celebration meal

The Estate

Château Grand-Puy Lacoste, Great Classified Growth of Pauillac in 1855, is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc with a history going back to the 16th century. The name Grand-Puy, already mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term “puy” which means “hillock, small height”. True to its name, the vineyard sits on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Médoc’s first growths. Since the 16th century the property remained attached to a single family from generation to generation, in a direct line through marriage until 1920, before connecting with another family in 1978—the Borie. Today, Grand-Puy-Lacoste remains family-owned : Jean-Eugène Borie, who loved the Médoc and its vines, entrusted it to his eldest son, François-Xavier, who gradually renovated the château and its winemaking facilities. Today, his eldest daughter, Emeline, works at his side.

Tasting Notes

Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2011 owes its structure and style, yet again, to a significant majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) which reflects the richness and potential of our terroir. Its color is a deep and intense red. The bouquet releases the typical aromas of black fruits and blackcurrant with added spices. The attack on the palate is pronounced, showing a structure that is both elegant and balanced. All together the wine allies
finesse, freshness and persistence. We find this wine very much in the idiom of the fine vintages of Grand-Puy-Lacoste where elegance aligns with tannins which are both ripe and suave.

Ratings & Awards

Robert Parker
Critique en œnologie
“Le Grand Puy Lacoste 2011, habillé de rubis et de pourpre, présente un bouquet charmeur de fruits rouges et noirs
Gourmand, charnu, parfumé, ce Pauillac de Xavier Borie pourra être apprécié pendant 10-15+ ans”
91 / 100 Parker Wine Advocate
16 / 20 La Revue du Vin de France
17 / 100 Decanter
16 / 20 Jancis Robinson
17 / 20 Bettane et Desseauve
16 / 20 Gault & Millau
91 / 100 Wine Spectator
93 / 100 James Suckling
91 / 100 Jean-Marc Quarin
91 / 100 Wine Decider
93 / 100 Wine Enthusiast